In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Members of the House Space Subcommittee expressed frustration Wednesday over the delay of a 2020 President’s Budget Request supplement for NASA, to include proposed steps and costs for an accelerated human return to the Moon. Boeing unveils plans for a lunar orbiting human tended Gateway. Blue Origin will make an announcement about their plans in a media event today.
Human Space Exploration
Horn: “We’re flying blind” on Moon 2024 proposal
Spacepolicyonline.com (5/08): The White House’s slow to reveal NASA 2020 budget supplemental proposal intended to take into account a March 26 directive from Vice President Mike Pence to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon from 2028 to 2024 received a critical reception Wednesday during a U.S. House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee hearing. The budget update is at least one to two weeks away, according to NASA representatives. “We’re flying blind,” said U.S. Rep. Sandra Horn, who chairs the panel.
Boeing reveals prototype of Gateway lunar orbiter
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
Aerospace Testing International (5/9): Boeing is testing a demonstrator for a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The components include a habitat and ...