In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The NASA Space Launch System (SLS) core stage for the Artemis 1 mission planned for launch in late 2021 advances through “green run” ground testing. A NASA 2021 budget measure is scheduled for markup by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, prior to the launch of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hope mission to Mars.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Thursday expressed their intent for further cooperation in the human exploration of space. Debate over NASA’s 2021 budget continues. NASA also unveiled an unfolding strategy to deal with planetary protection, efforts to prevent the contamination of planetary bodies with Earthly life forms and, as well as contamination of the Earth with extraterrestrial microbes.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A 2021 NASA budget bill has begun its annual trek through Congress, $2.6 billion shy of the White House request needed to accelerate the return of human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. House appropriators at the Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee level appear to reject a White House sought NASA spending increase to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024. NASA and Boeing outline recommendations to refly the company’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner test flight from last December.
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Orion is the right – and only – crewed spacecraft capable of extended missions to the Moon and beyond, writes astronaut Tony Antonelli. NASA and its Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion contractor team continue to make progress in preparations toward an initial uncrewed test flight, Artemis 1, in 2021. NASA looks to increase its International Space Station (ISS) crew to seven in October. Comet Neowise on course to become visible in the night sky.