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Today’s Deep Space Extra

6 Oct 2021, 14:06 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Soyuz spacecraft launched yesterday needed manual docking to the ISS. The launch window for NASA’s DART planetary defense demonstration mission opens on November 24.

Human Space ExplorationSoyuz MS-19 docked with ISS manually due to malfunction in auto-docking system – CEOTASS of Russia (10/6): Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, will investigate a malfunction in the KURS automated docking system aboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft as it docked with the International Space Station (ISS) early Tuesday with Russian film actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko. Veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov took manual control to execute a successful docking with the ISS’s Russian segment. Editor’s note: TASS is a Russian government-owned news source.
Filming ‘Among the Stars’ with Disney Plus meant a 2-year journey for astronaut Chris Cassidy. Here’s what he learnedSpace.com (10/5): “Among the Stars,” a six-part Disney Plus documentary that premiers Wednesday, follows retired NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy as he prepares for and executes a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to repair the cooling system of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an external observatory that studies cosmic rays.

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