In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA to discuss the agency’s 2020 budget proposal on Monday. Vice President Mike Pence praised NASA’s Commercial Crew Program Demo-1 flight to the International Space Station (ISS), which is to end early Friday. China’s far side lunar rover examines Moon rocks for evidence of their origins.
Human Space Exploration
March 11 events highlight NASA’s Moon to Mars plans, FY 2020 budget
NASA (3/5): NASA will outline the Trump Administration’s proposed 2020 federal budget, including NASA spending on Monday. Administrator Jim Bridenstine will participate from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Other NASA field centers will also outline their involvement in the latest annual spending plans and how it will nurture efforts to make a sustained human return to the Moon in the 2020’s as a prelude to the human exploration of Mars. Primary presentations will be covered live by NASA TV and the agency’s website.
Vice President calls Station, Crew Dragon packed for Friday return
NASA (3/6): U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the National Space Council, joined with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday for a chat with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS). The topics included the current NASA Commercial Crew ...