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Today’s Deep Space Extra

9 Nov 2021, 13:14 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA to provide Artemis update today. Glitchy strap could be behind Lucy asteroid probe’s solar array troubles.

Human Space Exploration
NASA to provide Artemis updateSpaceNews.com (11/9): NASA will provide an update on its plans for the Artemis program as the new head of the agency’s exploration efforts, Jim Free, works on near-term and long-term priorities. The agency will hold a teleconference today to provide an update on the exploration plans under the program. In its statement announcing the teleconference, NASA didn’t provide further details about the update or who will speak at the event. Join the teleconference at 3:00 p.m. EST, here.
Crew-2 astronauts return to EarthSpaceNews.com (11/8): The Crew Dragon capsule undocked from the ISS at 2:05 p.m. EST Monday, with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean at 10:33 p.m. EST. The splashdown concluded a 199-day mission at the ISS for the Crew-2 astronauts. One of the four main parachutes on the Crew Dragon did not fully inflate immediately after deployment, but did so later before splashdown. A NASA official said that the agency will look into the issue before the upcoming Crew-3 launch, scheduled for no earlier than November 10 at ...

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