NASA and its contract team are moving ahead on multiple fronts to achieve a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024. A U.S. branch of the military focused on space moves closer to reality.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… CubeSats will join astronauts aboard the first joint test launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule, Artemis 2, as they journey around the Moon. ILC Dover and Collins Aerospace offer a look at what the next U.S. space suit might look like.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA logs an Orion abort system test this week and looks ahead to a “green run” test of the Space Launch System (SLS) as it prepares for Artemis -1, the first joint test flight of the big rocket and the Orion crew capsule to the Moon.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA faces challenges with new human spaceflight leadership. A deeper assessment of potential lunar resources could be valuable for Earth. Northrop Grumman’s NASA contracted resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) reach a milestone. Communications satellites launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida and French Guiana on Tuesday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA moves to acquire vital launch and spacecraft components for Artemis 3, an accelerated effort to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024. NASA, Mars scientists mark a productive seven years on Mars for the Curiosity rover. Small satellite launch ride share market showing rising economic promise.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Other federal agencies see science value in the NASA-led International Space Station (ISS). India’s Chandrayaan 2 continues its journey to the Moon’s south pole. Proposed changes in U.S. launch and re-entry regulations divide the space launch industry.