In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Commercial Crew Program test flights of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner have been slowed by a record partial U.S. government shutdown. Global temperatures continue to rise, according to independent assessments from NASA and NOAA.
Human Space Exploration
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers third straight setback
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
CNET.com (2/6): NASA wants to launch astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in years with Elon Musk and Boeing’s help — but it still needs time. We’re going to have to wait a bit longer to finally see astronauts take a ride aboard new spacecraft from SpaceX and Boeing. NASA announced Wednesday that the first uncrewed test launches of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship and Boeing’s Starliner have been pushed back yet again. This is the third month in a row that NASA has announced a further delay for the first major test flight of Crew Dragon.
Earth marks fourth hottest year on record as Congress opens climate hearings
Politico (2/6): 2018 was the Earth’s fourth warmest year, according to independent climate assessments from NASA and NOAA that were presented on Wednesday. Collectively, the last five ...