In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The International Space Station (ISS) crew welcomes the arrival of a NASA contracted cargo mission early Monday. Last week’s Planetary Defense Conference featured simulated discovery and preparations for a possible asteroid impact threat.
Human Space Exploration
SpaceX launches 17th mission to send supplies to the ISS after power issues caused delays
Orlando Sentinel (5/4): SpaceX’s 17th NASA contracted Falcon 9/Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) lifted off early Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, with 5,500 pounds of crew supplies, science experiments and technology demonstrations. The two day mission was delayed by several days, first by an electrical issue aboard the six person Station, with was corrected with Canadian robotics and Mission Control personnel, then an electrical issue with the drone ship landing site for the Falcon 9 first stage.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sends climate probe, organs on a chip to Space Station
GeekWire.com (5/3): Among new scientific research projects expected to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) aboard NASA’s 17th contracted SpaceX Dragon mission early Monday is an experiment with microchips embedded with living human cells. The research is intended to provide more ...