In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA says a two element lunar orbiting Gateway could be launched by 2023, perhaps as part of a strategy to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. National Space Policy due a Trump administration update. White House to reach out for discussion with potential international partners on mining resources found on the Moon and other planetary bodies.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Trump administration drafting legal blueprint for mining on the Moon. Habitats designed and developed to repair themselves may be just the thing for future lunar explorers. Set for launch this summer, NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover will look for evidence of past life on Mars, which may once of hosted a more friendly environment. Actor Tom Cruise, NASA discuss possible movie filmed at the International Space Station (ISS).
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA is ready to lay out a plan for a gradual return to a workforce restricted by coronavirus concerns. The effort could ready the much anticipated first test launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) in November 2021.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA outlines plans for May 27 Commercial Crew Program launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the first orbital flight of astronauts from the U.S. since 2011. Some in Congress question NASA’s approach to Human Lander System (HLS) contracts for the future exploration of the Moon.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA selects three prime contractors – Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX – to pursue development of human lunar lander options. Space agencies work on a unified message regarding economic stimulus. Mars helicopter will make history.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Coalition for Deep Space Exploration congratulates the many CDSE Member companies involved in the Human Landing System (HLS) award: All Points LLC, Astrobotic Technology, Dynetics (a Leidos company), L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Paragon Space Development Company, United Launch Alliance