In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Victor Glover, one of 18 astronauts selected by NASA to train for the Artemis program, embarked on an International Space Station spacewalk early Wednesday with veteran NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take a final close look at Bennu before beginning a return to Earth in May.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New U.S. House Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee chair has expressed support for NASA’s Artemis initiative. Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2 launch date advances to no earlier than March 25. The investment community shows signs of increasing interest in commercial space.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Astronauts prepare for the first spacewalk of 2021. Scientific data from the Cassini mission informs efforts to learn more about Saturn’s moon Titan.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Satellites offer an efficient and cost-effective way to monitor endangered species. “Green” propellant successfully demonstrated on NASA mission.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Orion to begin final launch preparations. Initial Biden appointees arrive at NASA.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA explores its Space Launch System test options after assessing last Saturday’s early hot fire shutdown. The OSIRIS-REx team is considering a mission extension.