In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronauts install wireless communications antennas and a new camera assembly outside the International Space Station. Washington symposium focuses on opportunities, challenges of lunar exploration.
Human Space Exploration
Spacewalkers accomplish all objectives in six-hour excursion
CBS/Spaceflightnow.com (3/29): NASA’s Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold overcame spacesuit challenges on Thursday to install wireless communications antennas outside the International Space Station during a six hour spacewalk. They also removed two leaky cooling system flex hoses and replaced aging cameras.
NASA, its partners and China set their sights on future moon missions
WTOP of Washington (3/29): The Earth’s moon has become a focus for the next steps in exploration, both human and robotic, according to policymakers, former astronauts, scientists and other experts who participated in Return to the Moon: A Partnership of Government, Academia and Industry symposium hosted by the Universities Space Research Association and George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute on Wednesday.
Asteroids to serve as refueling stations for space exploration
Financial Times (3/29): Planetary Resources, of Redmond, Washington, considers the Near Earth Asteroid population as a resource for materials and life support resources that could enable a significant future human migration into space.