In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Northrop Grumman completes production of NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket motor segments. NASA’s Curiosity rover addresses a mystery over the formation of a towering Mount Sharp on Mars. China’s STEM investments could pay off in space exploration.
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NASA completes booster motor segments for first Space Launch System (SLS) flight
Coalition Member in the News – Northrop Grumman
Space Daily (2/1): Northrop Grumman has completed the assembly of the 10 motor segments that are to form the dual solid rocket motors for the first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, a cornerstone of U.S. human deep space exploration plans, from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida’s space coast. The segments are to be shipped from their Utah assembly plant to Kennedy to join other components of the SLS now under development for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), a test flight without astronauts that will send the Orion capsule around the Moon and back to Earth for an ocean recovery.
Space shuttle Columbia’s crew remembered, 16 years later
Fox 13 News (1/31): Sixteen years ago, on a sleepy winter Saturday morning, most Americans had no idea that seven astronauts were ...