In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Northrop Grumman’s latest Cygnus re-supply mission to the six person International Space Station (ISS) reached its orbital destination early Friday. Japan assesses a robotic strategy to construct a Moon base. China looks to an ambitious asteroid-comet mission. American aviation pioneer Jerrie Cobb has died.
Human Space Exploration
NG-11 Cygnus, S.S. Roger Chaffee, brings the science to ISS
Coalition Member in the News – Northrop Grumman
NASAspaceflight.com (4/19): Northrop Grumman’s latest cargo mission to the six person International Space Station arrived at its destination early Friday. NASA astronaut Anne McClain maneuvered the station’s Canadian robot arm to capture the Cygnus cargo capsule and its 7,600 pound cargo at 5:28 a.m., EDT. The freighter, launched Wednesday, is named for Roger Chaffee, one of three NASA Apollo 1 astronauts who died in a launch pad fire on Jan. 27, 1967. Cygnus deliveries included a wide range of science experiments and technology demonstrations that are to help prepare for future human deep space missions.
ISS crew rotations through spring 2020 do not include commercial crew flights
Coalition Members in the News – Boeing, Northrop Grumman
Spacepolicyonline.com (4/18): Earlier this week, NASA announced plans to extend the International Space ...