In Today’s Deep Space Extra… If they are to explore beyond Earth, humans will need the resources they find to sustain their missions. Space suits are more than fashion for space travel. Comet 2I/Borisov, a stranger to the solar system, offers clues to the environment around another star.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Hubble turns 30! SLS makes progress. NASA, SpaceX set May 27 to resume the launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since NASA’s shuttle fleet was retired. Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) conducts landmark satellite life extension.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA intends to announce commercial Human Landing System (HLS) partners later this month. Three U.S. and Russian astronauts return to Earth early Friday after long International Space Station (ISS) missions. Mars 2020 “Perseverance” rover remains on track for launch this summer.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Scientists continue their pursuit of an explanation and countermeasures for the vision changes experienced by astronauts. Pandemic or no pandemic, NASA’s Curiosity rover mission at Mars rolls on. Once a promising sight in the night sky, comet Atlas crumbles.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… More astronauts could be launching to the International Space Station (ISS) in late May as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Life on Earth as well as in space has its challenges, challenges worth confronting, according to those that have been there. Pre-launch preps equip NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover with a small helicopter. Russia stops Soyuz rocket production in response to the coronavirus pandemic.