In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Artemis I vehicle now back at the Vehicle Assembly Building for upgrades and assessments. Ax-1 crew returns to Earth. NASA to repurpose OSIRIS-REx for second asteroid encounter.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… SLS to return to the VAB. Axiom-1 private mission astronauts have undocked from the ISS. Their departure sets the stage for NASA’s Crew-4 mission launch. NASA’s space tech programs could face limitations.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Happy Earth Day! United Launch Alliance begins stacking the Atlas V rocket ahead of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station. House appropriator promises to mark up NASA spending bill on schedule.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Weather again delays the return of the Ax-1 mission to Earth and the launch of the Crew-4 mission to the ISS. Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera catches solar eclipse from Mars.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Weather conditions again prompt a delay in the Axiom-1 private astronauts’ planned return to Earth. The National Academies’ latest assessment of planetary science priorities backs the planned return of samples from Mars gathered by NASA’s Perseverance rover and a new mission to the ice giant Uranus.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… An unfavorable weather outlook prompts a brief delay in the return of the Ax-1 mission. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter celebrates one year of flight. The U.S. self-imposes ban on destructive anti-satellite tests. Human Space Exploration Schedule effects of SLS rollback still uncertainSpaceNews.com (4/18): Workers are preparing to roll back the […]