In Today’s Deep Space Extra… In an Op Ed, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer discuss NASA’s future and link it to NASA JSC. The Parker Solar Probe has been cleared to launch early Saturday. The Trump administration announces it will move forward with plans to establish a U.S. military Space Force. Reaching the moon with human explorers will be a challenge. The Trump administration announces it will move forward with plans to establish a U.S. military Space Force.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA announced investments in new low Earth orbit and deep space technologies on Wednesday, public/private agreements to expand human as well as robotic activities. NASA preps the Parker Solar Probe mission for a launch early Saturday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) assesses NASA’s planetary science missions. Planet-hunting Kepler telescope wakes up, phones home.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s planned human tended Gateway has experts discussing the possibilities as well as the challenges. NASA pushing science potential for small satellites. The Perseid meteor show peaks.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA assigns eight astronauts to the first crewed missions of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragon 2, a milestone in the nation’s efforts to restore a human space launch capability. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin staffs up for production of the New Glenn rocket.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New dates emerge for the first uncrewed and crewed test flights of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program partners, Boeing and its CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX and its Dragon 2. NASA is to announce astronaut flight crew assignments today.