In Today’s Deep Space Extra… “The Challenge” movie crew launches to the International Space Station. NGA renews Maxar contract for satellite imagery.
Human Space Flight
Russia’s segment of ISS loses one docking port due to cracks in Zvezda moduleTASS of Russia (10/4): Roscosmos is eliminating the use of an International Space Station (ISS) Russian segment docking port due to structural cracks in a segment of the Zvezda service module, according to a presentation by Vladimir Solovyov, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Rassvet and Nauka docking ports remain active. Some 80 percent of the ISS’s Russian segment has surpassed its service life, Solovyov said. Editor’s note: TASS is a Russian government-owned news source
Soyuz MS-19 to launch film crew to Station amid tightened Russian space reporting regulationsNASAspaceflightnow.com (10/4): Russia’s Soyuz MS-19 launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 4:55 a.m. EDT with Russian actress Yulia Peresild, film director Klim Shipenko, and veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. The actress and director will spend 12 days aboard the ISS to film scenes for “The Challenge”, a drama about a space medical emergency. The mission launches amid new rules enacted ...