In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts launched to the International Space Station early Friday as celebrations of human spaceflight’s 60th anniversary ramp up.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Soyuz MS-18 set to launch to the International Space Station early Friday with two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut. The OSIRIS-REx mission spacecraft completes final tour of Bennu.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Hull thrusters will fly on a deep space mission for the first time. Congress plans to move ahead with FY2022 appropriations bills regardless of when White House sends budget request.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars, marking a new milestone ahead of flight. The Orion spacecraft undergoes a series of impact tests with a crew module configuration based on final design.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Ingenuity closer to its first attempt at flying on Mars after being deployed onto the Martian surface by Perseverance. The White House might release the discretionary portion of its 2022 budget proposal, which includes NASA, this week.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A busy month of crew rotations starts at the International Space Station. The Ingenuity Mars helicopter’s first flight moved to April 11. A shuttle astronaut argues both government and commercial elements are necessary for the future of space exploration.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As the Hubble Space Telescope nears 31 years in orbit, operators believe the observatory is showing its age. The coronavirus pandemic is taking a financial toll on NASA initiatives estimated at $3 billion.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has started to deploy the Ingenuity helicopter ahead of the first-ever attempt at a powered flight on another world. New signs of bipartisan support for space policy emerge.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A major component of NASA’s Psyche mission spacecraft has been delivered to the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The National Space Council is set to continue.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Major components for NASA’s Artemis I mission come together. Meanwhile, the agency is closing in on a late April/early May decision on further lunar Human Landing System development. Scientists explain why the James Webb Space Telescope is the “coolest” observatory ever.