In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Commercial Crew Program test flights of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner have been slowed by a record partial U.S. government shutdown. Global temperatures continue to rise, according to independent assessments from NASA and NOAA.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… At Mars, NASA’s InSight lander deploys and shields a mission critical seismometer for first ever measures of the planet’s subsurface activities. Private sector investments in the space sector continue to rise.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA looks to resume human launches to the International Space Station (ISS) with commercial partners, while it develops new capabilities for deep space exploration. New efforts to restore communications with the 14-year-old Opportunity rover at Mars have resumed with a new approach. NASA will observe its annual Day of Remembrance on Thursday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Northrop Grumman completes production of NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket motor segments. NASA’s Curiosity rover addresses a mystery over the formation of a towering Mount Sharp on Mars. China’s STEM investments could pay off in space exploration.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance set for February 7. Despite a rough start, 2019 should be favorable for the U.S. civil space industry. Russia, Japan unveil future human exploration strategies.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks with workers to acknowledge government shutdown challenges. Europe looks to expand the role of a proposed orbital debris removal spacecraft.