The January Highlights Report for SLS is out! In this issue: –The final welding for SLS’s launch vehicle stage adapter (LVSA) has begun at Marshall Space Flight Center. The LVSA will connect two major sections of the SLS — the core stage and the interim cryogenic propulsion stage (ICPS). –NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is beginning […]
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Human explorers: an important part of advancing scientific discovery on Mars Human Deep Space Exploration Why a Mars landing could be terrific for science The Space Review (2/15): Essayists Chris Carberry and Rich Zucker, of Explore Mars, counter the views held by some that the human exploration of Mars might […]
NASA’s progress on Orion has everyone talking.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA readies the next Orion crew capsule for a key 2018 deep space test, while exploration advocates raise concerns over proposed budgets for the spacecraft and its Space Launch System heavy lift rocket. Human Deep Space Exploration NASA prepares Orion spacecraft for its first big mission ABC News (2/11): The […]
Hubble’s second servicing mission went off without a hitch.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The President’s 2017 budget proposal suggests plans for NASA’s asteroid mission may be changing. Human Deep Space Exploration NASA’s asteroid mission isn’t dead yet Ars Technica (2/10): President Obama’s 2017 NASA budget proposal seems to raise questions about the future of the Asteroid Retrieval Mission fashioned by the space agency in […]