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Today’s Deep Space Extra

26 Oct 2021, 15:08 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… An industry group including Blue Origin, Sierra Space, and Boeing announces plan to develop a commercial space station. Listen to the otherworldly sounds of Mars with a new interactive resource.

Human Space ExplorationBlue Origin and Sierra Space announce plans for commercial space stationCoalition Members in the News – Axiom Space, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NanoracksSpaceNews.com (10/25): The opening day of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Dubai on Monday featured an announcement from Blue Origin and Sierra Space of plans to develop a modular commercial space station, called Orbital Reef. The development effort would materialize over the latter half of the 2020s with the goal of providing a successor to the International Space Station (ISS). Joining with Blue Origin and Sierra Space is Boeing, which plans to provide a science module and its CST-100 Starliner crew transportation vehicle, while handling station operations, maintenance, and engineering. Redwire Space will oversee microgravity research and manufacturing, payload operations, and deployable structures. Genesis Engineering Solutions will provide a “Single Person Spacecraft” pod currently in development. Arizona State University will lead a university consortium handling research and outreach.
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