In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Astronauts aboard the International Space Station grapple a newly arrived commercial re-supply capsule filled with 5,800 pounds of supplies, science experiments and technology demonstrations. New Space Launch System (SLS) hardware reaches NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where assembly of the SLS Mobile launcher also continues. Bumblebee like robots could extend exploration efforts on Mars.
Human Space Exploration
SpaceX cargo capsule arrives at Space Station with tons of supplies
Space.com (4/4): International Space Station astronauts Norishge Kanai and Scott Tingle used the Station’s Canadian robot arm to capture the latest NASA contracted commercial resupply mission capsule as it approached the orbital lab today at 6:40 a.m., EDT. The SpaceX Dragon capsule, loaded with 5,800 pounds of supplies and research and technology gear, was launched on Monday. The freighter will remained berthed for about a month before returning to Earth.
NASA Super Guppy heads for Florida with Marshall-made cargo
WAAY-TV of Huntsville (4/3): NASA’s Super Guppy transport aircraft flew an important piece of the first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday. The Orion stage adapter links the crew capsule to the launch vehicle while also serving ...