In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The National Space Foundation unveils humanity’s first image of a black hole on Wednesday, the result of a decade-long effort to see what was previously believed to be unseeable. Lockheed Martin offers a plan for returning to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024 at this week’s Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. The National Space Foundation unveils the first image of a black hole on Wednesday. Israel’s Beresheet lander will attempt to touchdown on the Moon’s Sea of Serenity Thursday afternoon.
Human Space Exploration
Lockheed Martin: Here’s how the U.S. can put humans on the moon’s surface by 2024
Coalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, Boeing
Houston Chronicle (4/11): Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for NASA’s Orion crew capsule, offered a plan this week to return to the lunar surface with human explorers by 2024. The strategy, presented at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, would send the third Orion capsule with four astronauts to a lunar orbiting Gateway. There a lander and ascent vehicle would descend with astronauts. Work on the lander would have to begin by next year with sufficient resources, according to Lockheed, which would plan ...