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Today’s Deep Space Extra

29 Sep 2021, 15:19 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A government shutdown could delay the launch of NASA’s first-ever mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Graduate student interest in space exploration is on the rise.

Human Space Exploration

Station crew relocates Soyuz spaceship to new Russian module
Spaceflightnow.com (9/28): NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei joined cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft early Tuesday as they moved the capsule from a docking port on the Russian segment Rassvet module to a docking port on the Nauka module. The move opened the Rassvet docking port for the planned October 5 launch and docking of the Soyuz MS-19 with a veteran cosmonaut along with actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko. Peresild and Shipenko will spend a dozen days aboard the International Space Station filming scenes for a movie production called “The Challenge.”

Space Science
Government shutdown could delay NASA’s Lucy asteroid mission
Coalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance
SpaceNews.com (9/28): Lucy, NASA’s first mission to study the Trojan asteroids, is planned for launch no earlier than October 16 on an Atlas V rocket. The launch window, which aims to accommodate a complex ...

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