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Today’s Deep Space Extra

13 Sep 2021, 15:01 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… International Space Station astronauts performed a seven-hour spacewalk for third Roll Out Solar Array upgrade. Mars surface sample analysis highlights potential ancient water bubbles.

Human Space ExplorationSpacewalking astronauts continue solar array upgrade workSpaceflightnow.com/CBS News (9/12): Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet conducted a seven-hour spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the third of six planned Roll Out Solar Array (ROSA) upgrades. The astronauts also replaced a sensor that monitors the electrical field around the orbital laboratory. Once planned for August 24, the spacewalk was delayed so that Pesquet could replace NASA’s Mark Vande Hei, who suffered a pinched nerve in his neck. High definition, 3-D imagery of the spacewalk will be delivered back to Earth to become part of a commercial documentary “The ISS Experience.”
NASA’s Gateway Moon-orbiting space station explained in picturesCoalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, Maxar, Northrop GrummanSpace.com (9/10): NASA’s next crewed space station will be near the Moon. The planned lunar Gateway space station will house crews for periods of time so they can perform a series of ambitious jobs: to conduct science ...

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