In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The assembly of the first NASA Orion space capsule intended to house an astronaut crew for a journey around the moon is underway. NASA representatives will join an investigation into the troubled January 25 Ariane 5 rocket launch. NASA’s Voyager mission recordings of life on Earth score a Grammy.
Human Space Exploration
Soon humans will travel out beyond the moon
Coalition Member in the News – Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin (2/1): NASA’s Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2) will include astronauts for the first time as part of the second test flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion crew capsule. Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans have begun the capsule’s assembly for a mission of up to two weeks that will take the fliers around the moon and back to Earth for an ocean splashdown and recovery. The launch is planned for 2022.
‘Bringing Columbia Home’: Launch director’s book tells shuttle’s final story
Florida Today (2/1): NASA Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach led efforts to recover wreckage from the shuttle Columbia, which broke apart upon re-entry 15 years ago Thursday. The seven member crew perished, following a 16 day ...