In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump speaks of Mars and a possible U.S. military space corps, while addressing U.S. Marines in California on Tuesday. Theoretical physicist, author, lecturer Stephen Hawking dies.
Human Space Exploration
Trump talks Mars, rockets, space force but not the moon
Spacepolicyonline.com (3/13): While in California to promote the construction of a wall on the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump said the nation would be going to Mars soon as part of a national leadership strategy. The president also raised the prospect of establishing a military Space Corps while speaking at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar at San Diego. It’s an idea that has come and gone within Congress previously.
7% of Scott Kelly’s genes changed after a year in space
Universe Today (3/13): NASA’s “Twin’s Study” was undertaken in 2015-16 with astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly as subjects. Scott spent 340 days in Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko as subjects in a wide range of physical and mental health studies to help determine the challenges of future human deep space exploration. Scott and Mark, then a retired NASA astronaut, however, were subjects in a separate ...