In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Lucy, a mission that will study the Trojan asteroids, is one step closer to launch. And take a look at NASA’s 20 favorite images of 2020 taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA is quickly approaching a February decision point for the selection of lunar Human Landing Systems (HLS). Check out 21 ways to celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launch in 2021.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA is targeting the final test in the Space Launch System (SLS) Green Run campaign, the hot fire, for as early as January 17. Watch the Cygnus spacecraft depart the International Space Station (ISS); live coverage begins at 9:45 a.m. ET on NASA TV.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… An astrophysicist poses questions about dark matter noting that NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could help provide answers. A new virtual reality series puts viewers aboard the ISS.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As 2020 came to a close, the White House issued a new strategy for planetary protection. And take a look at the space missions set to take place this year.
Deep Space Extra will be on hiatus for the winter break starting tomorrow, Thursday, December 24 and returning on Monday, January 4, 2021. The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration wishes you and your family a happy holiday and new year!
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Axiom Space to build a 14-acre headquarters at Houston Spaceport. Scientists develop a method for future missions to confirm the existence of water on worlds beyond the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration releases statement on the passage of FY 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA receives $23.271 billion in the final fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending bill. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has two months to provide answers on Arecibo.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Lockheed Martin to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne. Work on NASA’s lunar Human Lander System (HLS) brings four U.S. aerospace competitors closer together. Jupiter and Saturn will glow shoulder to shoulder shortly after sunset Monday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s top human space exploration executive discusses the Moon and returning to the lunar surface with astronauts in 2024. Japan’s space agency receives top level praise for its asteroid sample return mission, Hayabusa 2. The U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation to protect heritage sites on the Moon.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has formalized its agreement with NASA for the future human exploration of the Moon. China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission delivers with a landing in Mongolia. The White House issues a sixth space prime directive outlining the development of space nuclear power and propulsion systems to support human exploration of the Moon and Mars.