In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Nick Hague eager for a second launch attempt to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. NASA finds global interest in a human tended, lunar orbiting Gateway space station. Toyota has joined with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to develop a lunar rover for astronauts. Samples of the Moon gathered by Apollo astronauts will get a second look.
Human Space Exploration
NASA astronaut Nick Hague calls Russia’s Soyuz rocket ‘technical marvel’
TASS of Russia (3/12): NASA astronaut Nick Hague expressed confidence in Russia’s Soyuz, the world’s only spacecraft currently capable of transporting astronauts to and from Earth orbit. Hague, fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchin are to board the Soyuz MS-12 late Thursday afternoon to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six month stay. On October 11, the Soyuz MS-10 with Hague and Ovchinin aborted its launch two minutes after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft landed safely with the two men.
Budget proposal, ISS partners provide new momentum for lunar Gateway
SpaceNews.com (3/12): NASA’s proposed human tended lunar orbiting Gateway fared well in the White House NASA budget proposal for 2020 earlier ...