In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA completes the reorganization of its Human Space Exploration and Operations Directorate. Space weather bill is passed by Congress. Some scientists caution past flows of acidic fluids on Mars may have erased evidence of microbial life. Commerce on the International Space Station (ISS) expands with agreements with a global cosmetics firm and a reality television show that will send a winning contender to the Station for a visit.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and commercial partner leadership discuss unfolding strategies for how and where they might return to the surface of the Moon in 2024. Within a month, the European/Japanese Bepi-Columbo spacecraft will flyby Venus with instrumentation ready for another look at indications of atmospheric phosphine, a biomarker. NASA auditors raise concerns […]
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center hosts further evaluation of a commercial human lunar lander prospect. The International Space Station (ISS) is in line to soon receive a commercial airlock. Possible life on Venus? The prospect is to receive more study.
New Episode of The Deep Space Podcast Available Now!
Tune in to the first episode of our new Human Exploration and Science Series, featuring Dr. Ellen Stofan, Director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum and formerly Chief Scientist of NASA. In this week’s episode, Dr. Stofan speaks about the rationale behind space science and human deep space exploration.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New research hints at possible life on Venus. The landing site for NASA’s Artemis 3 mission, which is to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024, is still under discussion.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) core stage continues to make “Green Run” progress. Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are a passing concern.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The components of NASA’s Artemis 3 Orion spacecraft are beginning to come together for a planned 2024 mission that is to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon. NASA unveils a plan to establish space resources rights by purchasing lunar surface material gathered by private companies.