In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Russia says a discussion is nearing among the partners of the International Space Station (ISS) for future cooperation in the exploration of the Moon as well as activities aboard the orbiting science lab. Astronomers issue more warning about growing small satellite constellations. The U.S. Space Force likes NASA’s public/private partnership strategy.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA will continue to work with Russia for the launch of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The Mars Insight “mole” pushes deeper into the planet’s surface.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The NASA/SpaceX Demo-2 mission underway aboard the International Space Station (ISS) following a weekend liftoff opens the door to more science aboard the ISS. Processing work on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), currently scheduled for launch in March of 2021, has been slowed by COVID-19.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The successful launch of the Demo-2 mission may not translate into the additional funding requested by NASA for 2021. The contributions of Nancy Grace Roman, for whom the next generation space telescope (WFIRST) is named, spanned decades. International contributions are key to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Saturday’s successful launch of the NASA Commercial Crew Program/SpaceX Demo-2 mission delivered NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station on Sunday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump and Vice President Pence visit the Artemis I Orion crew capsule at KSC. NASA and Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner SpaceX watch the weather in preparation for a second launch attempt on Saturday.