In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Town Hall on Monday with Administrator Jim Bridenstine likely to feature talk of future human lunar exploration. It follows a successful NASA spacewalk on Friday to upgrade power storage batteries on the International Space Station (ISS). Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander carries a NASA contribution.
Human Space Exploration and Policy
After suit-sizing issues sideline all-woman spacewalk, male-female team work on Space Station’s batteries
CBS (3/29): NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch teamed Friday for a seven hour spacewalk to upgrade the Station’s solar power generation system with new lithium ion batteries. Plans for the first ever all female spacewalk were changed earlier in the week when fellow astronaut Anne McClain determine she required a medium rather than a large shirt like element of the space suit called a Hard Upper Torso (HUT). Koch needed a medium HUT as well and there was only one available on the Space Station. McClain, who spacewalked with Hague on March 22 and will again on April 8 with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, consulted with NASA managers to make sure Koch got her first spacewalk opportunity. The HUT links the pants, sleeves and helmet ...