In Today’s Deep Space Extra… In a sign of the times, established and entrepreneurial space companies — Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper Laboratory — have teamed to complete to provide NASA with a commercial human Moon lander. Nanoracks to demonstrate a technology for converting second stage rocket bodies into human habitats.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper Labs join forces to develop a commercial lunar lander for NASA’s Artemis initiative. ISRO investigating the loss of the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander. Vice President Pence says China will not be America’s space partner any time soon.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… At the International Astronautical Conference (IAC), NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said 2035 is doable for human landing on Mars. Female spacewalk duo uplifted by the excitement. U.S. is leading the world in space, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The NASA led James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has stepped through a succession of pre-launch milestones
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… More than 6,300 participants are to gather Monday in Washington D.C. for the week long International Astronautical Conference (IAC). NASA leads a celebration of the first all-female spacewalk. Further action on NASA’s 2020 budget is expected from the U.S. Senate. Human Space Exploration Congress shouldn’t rush to tax and regulate space […]
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Japanese government has decided to join with NASA in the development of a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway for the future exploration of the Moon. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir prepared to embark early Friday on the first all-female spacewalk.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. House appropriators grow impatient over lack of an Artemis cost estimate and express concerns and accelerated return to the Moon with human explorers may jeopardize funding for other programs. NASA extends Boeing’s contract for the Space Launch System. Aerojet Rocketdyne conducts final test of Orion crew capsule abort system motor. NASA selects Douglas Loverro, a space national security veteran, as the new Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.