In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Orion recovery team is certified for Artemis I. U.S. and France agree to expand cooperation on space issues.
Human Space Exploration
NASA’s Orion recovery team is certified for Artemis ICoalition Member in the News – Lockheed MartinSpaceflightinsider.com (11/20): Out in the Pacific Ocean, a team of NASA and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel has been certified for the recovery of the uncrewed Orion crew capsule assigned to Artemis I, the first joint test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) and the spacecraft. Orion will soar past the Moon and maneuver back to Earth for a parachute assisted descent and splash down in the Pacific. Artemis I is being prepared to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) no earlier than February 12. Once Orion is in the ocean waters, a team of divers, engineers, and technicians are expected to take small boats to reach the capsule in order to secure it and tow it to the back of a ship.
Crew-3 up and awaySpacepolicyonline.com (11/10): NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched Wednesday night from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Liftoff had been delayed by weather ...