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Today’s Deep Space Extra

19 Nov 2021, 16:30 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… International Space Station resuming normal operations after debris threat. Pockets of frozen CO2 on the Moon could aid space travel. See photos of the Beaver Moon lunar eclipse.

Human Space ExplorationStation resumes normal operations, but risk from Russian ASAT test continuesCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (11/18): By mid-week, activities aboard the seven-person International Space Station (ISS) were back to normal, following an alert on Monday issued by NASA’s Mission Control following a Russian anti-satellite test that generated about 1,500 trackable orbital debris fragments. The threat posed to future activities will continue to be assessed. Those near term activities include the departure of a Northrop Grumman resupply capsule on Saturday, the launch of a Russian node module planned for next week, and a NASA spacewalk at the end of the month.

Space Science
Pockets of frozen CO2 on the Moon could fuel future space travelPopular Science (11/18): Using thermal data from NASA’s long running Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) missions, scientists have identified cold traps on the surface of the Moon that may serve as cold traps for frozen CO2, a possible resource for rocket fuel, oxygen, food and materials. ...

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