In Today’s Deep Space Extra… House deliberations over NASA’s 2021 budget continue this week. NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover mission set to liftoff Thursday. NASA joins with European and Japanese space agencies to select a spring 2021 commercial crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… There’s more to come on NASA’s 2021 budget as the full House begins consideration of the 2021 Commerce, Justice and Science bill today. Favorable weather awaits as NASA prepares to launch the Perseverance Mars 2020 rover on Thursday. Meanwhile, NASA’s Demo-2 test flight pilots, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, are preparing to end their two month mission this weekend.
In Today’ Deep Space Extra… A busy week is in store for the space community. There’s the launch Thursday of NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover. NASA Demo-2 astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley conclude their two month test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) late Saturday and Sunday. The U.S. House appears likely to addresses NASA’s 2021 budget on Wednesday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A National Space Council report calls for an all of government approach to the future human exploration of space. Russia’s space agency chief says Russian will work with China on lunar research and exploration. The U.S. Space Command expressed alarm over potentially hostile Russian satellite activities earlier this month.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The world is now two for two in its launch of Mars missions. Early Thursday, China’s Tianwen-1 launch with its Mars orbiter, lander and rover, two days after India’s launch of the Hope Mars orbiter. Next up, NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover, due to launch July 30. NASA’s efforts to meet time critical mission objectives in response to workplace restrictions imposed to address the coronavirus pandemic continue.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Spacewalking NASA astronauts prepare the Space Station for the arrival of a commercial airlock later this year. NASA studies procedures for future Private Astronaut Missions to the International Space Station (ISS). The European Commission curtails a seven year space budget due to the coronavirus pandemic.