In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. House has advanced an omnibus appropriations bill for the 2022 fiscal year that includes an increase in NASA funding from FY2021. The U.K. bans aerospace exports to Russia.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Rollout of NASA’s Artemis I Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule for Wet Dress Rehearsal nears. Planned missions to Venus keep gaining momentum.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… How to search for life as we don’t know it. The U.S. Space Force reveals plans to extend its space reconnaissance from geostationary orbit to the Moon. LEGO rolls out Artemis set.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… You’re invited to fly your name around the Moon on Artemis I. The global space community continues to assess and respond to Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine. Despite the tensions, NASA says operations aboard the seven-person International Space Station are continuing as normal.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Romania signs the Artemis Accords. United Launch Alliance places GOES-T weather satellite into orbit. Russia looks to China for space cooperation, but sanctions could impact new plans.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA official says International Space Station operations remain normal ahead of all-private astronaut mission. The GOES-T weather satellite is scheduled to lift off atop a ULA Atlas V rocket today.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Axiom Space and NASA hold a news briefing today regarding the company’s all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. The James Webb Space Telescope continues to make progress with the alignment of its multi-segmented primary mirror.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA aims for a March 17 rollout of the Artemis I Space Launch System and Orion crew capsule for a milestone in launch preparations called the Wet Dress Rehearsal. President Biden pledged new sanctions against Russia, though NASA said they will not impact International Space Station cooperation. The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft zips past the sun again today.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Earth orbit’s space debris concerns could migrate to the Moon. Seven nations sign document called the Combined Space Operations (CSpO) Vision 2031 to enhance space cooperation.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and its contractor team successfully retest SLS core stage engines on their way to an Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal. Russia offers European astronauts an “independent” human launch capability. Astronomers are eager for James Webb Space Telescope observations of Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.