November 25th, 2020
November 24th, 2020
The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Deep Space Extra will return on Monday, November 30.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Curiosity rover spots signs of ancient megafloods on Mars. A complex new era of space competition needs a collaborative approach, according to an expert.
November 23rd, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… China has launched a lunar sample return mission, the first of its kind since the 1970s. Northrop Grumman achieves Gateway HALO milestone. NASA’s Orion crew module includes a robust abort mechanism.
November 20th, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A NASA/ESA satellite carrying a radar altimeter to measure rising sea levels on our home planet launched into orbit Saturday. JAXA’s Hayabusa2 mission is nearing a December 6 drop-off of material gathered from asteroid Ryugu.
November 19th, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to decommission the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover team has collected audio of the spacecraft’s hurtles through deep space.
November 18th, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA moves forward with Launch Vehicle Stage Adapters (LVSA) for crewed lunar missions. The Moon could host a powerful telescope with a liquid mirror.
November 17th, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Preparations for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continue to proceed toward an October 2021 launch despite challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Two cosmonauts will conduct a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station today at 9:30 a.m. EST.
November 16th, 2020
New Episode of The Deep Space Podcast Available Now!
Tune in to the first episode of our Deep Space Podcast’s Workforce of the Future series. Young professionals Amanda Gertjejensen, a senior production manager at Boeing, and Kevin Chau, a Project Component Engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne, join us to share their experience working on the hardware that will enable human deep space exploration again. Part of the teams working on the NASA Space Launch System’s (SLS) rocket core stage and RS-25 engines, our guests speak about the Green Run test campaign currently underway at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Amanda and Kevin also offer thoughts on the future of deep space exploration and share their experience working and growing within big aerospace companies. Check out “Podcast” section to listen.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Four astronauts successfully docked to the International Space Station last night, bringing the number of people living and working in space to seven. United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno comments on the FAA’s streamlined launch and reentry regulations.
November 13th, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Sunday’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) marks the start of a new chapter in U.S. commercial spaceflight. The ASCEND Conference takes place this week; tune in to hear from space leaders like our CEO Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, who is part of the conference’s Guiding Coalition.
November 12th, 2020
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Ukraine becomes the ninth country to sign the Artemis Accords. NASA’s first female program manager for Orion speaks about the spacecraft and why missions to the Moon can help humans get to Mars.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine urges policymakers to ensure a sustained human presence in low Earth orbit after the ISS reaches end of life. A company wants to use space debris to make space stations.