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Today’s Deep Space Extra

1 Nov 2021, 15:47 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… National Geographic cameras to fly on Artemis II mission. Latest Decadal Survey for astronomy and astrophysics to be released this week.

Human Space Exploration
NASA to fly National Geographic cameras on crewed return to MoonCollectspace.com (10/29): NASA announced a no-exchange-of-funds Space Act Agreement with National Geographic on Friday to fly cameras aboard Artemis II, the second test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with an Orion capsule. Launching with astronauts aboard Orion, the spacecraft will fly around the Moon and return to Earth for an ocean splashdown and recovery. The crew is to include NASA and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts. National Geographic emerged from the selection in a solicitation process initiated by NASA last December to share the adventure and document the history-making journey in ways beyond those furnished by NASA TV.
U.A.E. examining options for future human spaceflight missionsCoalition Member in the News – Axiom SpaceSpaceNews.com (10/28): Relatively new, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) human space program is looking to Russia and NASA as well as the commercial spaceflight sector for opportunities to launch its small core of astronauts. The UAE’s astronaut core consists of four personnel. Only one ...

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