In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Trump Administration wants to get American back the Moon by 2024. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program experienced a possible setback Saturday when SpaceX Crew Dragon flight test hardware exploded during ground preparations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. No injuries were reported.
Policy and Budget
Trump wants to get us back to the MoonNational Review (4/17): The Trump administration has announced that it wants to get America back to the moon by 2024, the last year of a putative second Trump term. It looks to be quite a challenge, but there are a few realities that just might allow this administration to pull it off. But can the space industry stop its bickering long enough to make it happen?
Human Space Exploration
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests
Space News (4/20): SpaceX experienced an anomaly of a SuperDraco thruster Saturday afternoon during a test of Crew Dragon abort system hardware at Landing Zone 1 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla, a setback in efforts by the company to proceed with a first ever Crew Dragon launch with astronauts on board later this year. SpaceX is one ...