In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As NASA moves out to accelerate a return to the surface of the Moon with astronauts from 2028 to 2024 potential international partners are assessing how they can fit in. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine acknowledges funding is a concern for advancing a lunar landing schedule. Israel’s SpaceIL pledges to rebound from last week’s failed Beresheet landing on the Moon with a second mission. Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane and a commercial airborne rocket launch platform, took to the skies over Mojave, California, for the first time on Saturday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Findings from NASA’s Twin Study offers a look down to the genetic level at the health challenges human explorers face as they launch on deep space missions that may last years. Israel based SpaceIL’s attempt to land on the Moon Thursday failed moments before a scheduled touchdown. 2018 produced a record space investment.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The National Space Foundation unveils humanity’s first image of a black hole on Wednesday, the result of a decade-long effort to see what was previously believed to be unseeable. Lockheed Martin offers a plan for returning to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024 at this week’s Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. The National Space Foundation unveils the first image of a black hole on Wednesday. Israel’s Beresheet lander will attempt to touchdown on the Moon’s Sea of Serenity Thursday afternoon.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine emphasizes urgency and the role played by international partners in returning to the Moon with human explorers. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross outlines a formula for succeeding in a growing commercial space market.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Talk at the annual Space Symposium, underway this week in Colorado Springs, turns to an accelerated human return to the surface of the Moon and the national security role of a new U.S. Space Corps.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Efforts by NASA’s to expedite a return to the lunar surface with human explorers and how best to accomplish the goal continues to stir discussion. Space Symposium, one of the nation’s biggest gatherings on space policy, gets underway in Colorado Springs today.