In Today’s Deep Space Extra… International space cooperation takes a step forward with first signings of the Artemis Accords. The International Space Station (ISS) greeted three new crew members early Wednesday. NASA and Boeing target November 14 for a full duration test firing of the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage.
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The head of Russia’s space agency casts doubt on significant participation in the development of a NASA-led Gateway. Crucial Space Launch System (SLS) first fueling test scheduled for later this month as part of the Green Run test series.
Deep Space Extra will not be published on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. We will return on Tuesday, October 13.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New studies suggest organic material will likely be present in sample collected from Bennu by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission on October 20. Space Force considers merging assets of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with those of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The commander of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew test flight planned for 2021 has stepped aside to support personal family obligations. Fragments of Venus may have made their way to the surface of the Moon, potentially making it easier to study the planet.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Chairwoman of the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is optimistic that Congress can pass a new NASA authorization before the current session ends in January. NASA moves ahead with new space suit development. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) achieves new pre-launch milestones. NASA invites K-12 students to participate in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Search for a small air leak in the International Space Station (ISS) continues. NASA safety panel urges more Artemis integrated software testing. Scientists find some exoplanets potentially more habitable than Earth.