In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As the Hubble Space Telescope nears 31 years in orbit, operators believe the observatory is showing its age. The coronavirus pandemic is taking a financial toll on NASA initiatives estimated at $3 billion.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has started to deploy the Ingenuity helicopter ahead of the first-ever attempt at a powered flight on another world. New signs of bipartisan support for space policy emerge.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A major component of NASA’s Psyche mission spacecraft has been delivered to the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The National Space Council is set to continue.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Major components for NASA’s Artemis I mission come together. Meanwhile, the agency is closing in on a late April/early May decision on further lunar Human Landing System development. Scientists explain why the James Webb Space Telescope is the “coolest” observatory ever.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Redwire to go public in its quest to advance space technology. NASA’s latest batch of small business grants will fund projects ranging from deep space laser communications to high-power technology for space.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Vice President Harris spoke to the female astronauts currently living aboard the International Space Station in celebration of Women’s History Month. New image of black hole reveals surrounding magnetic fields.