In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module set to launch to the International Space Station today. Lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would establish excise taxes on commercial human space flights that aren’t focused on scientific research.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As NASA and the world celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the production of deep space launch vehicles and space tourism ramp up. First successful manned flight for Blue Origin’s New Shepard.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing’s Starliner has been stacked atop its launch vehicle, a ULA Atlas V rocket, ahead of Orbital Flight Test-2. Artemis I gets help from previous space shuttle veterans ahead of integrated simulation.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations
bill, which funds NASA, advances to the full House. Lockheed Martin opens the STAR Center.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. House Appropriations Committee meets today for the markup of the FY2022 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) bill, which includes NASA. Solar sail asteroid mission readies for launch on Artemis I.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA announces nuclear thermal propulsion reactor concept awards. The agency is working on adding Orion’s launch abort system onto the spacecraft ahead of the Artemis I mission.