In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A strategy to accelerate a return of human explorers to the surface of the Moon from 2028 to 2024 continue to emerge. A congressional consensus, however, awaits. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine receives praise from the National Space Society (NSS) for backing NEOCam, a space infrared telescope mission to help identify Near Earth Objects posing an impact threat to Earth.
Human Space ExplorationNASA Administrator on new Moon plan: ‘We’re doing this in a way that’s never been done before’The Verge (5/17): In an interview, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine outlines an 11 launch strategy for returning human explorers to the Moon in 2024. The biggest risk to the plan, he ventures, is politics.
Industry wants NASA to move ahead quickly on Gateway moduleCoalition Members in the News – Boeing and Northrop Grumman
SpaceNews.com (5/20): Potential contractors are urging NASA to move quickly on procurement of a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway as part of Artemis, efforts to accelerate a human return to the lunar surface from 2028 to 2024. On solution may be to obtain a habitation/utilization module with an International Space Station (ISS) heritage. It would join with the Gateway’s first element, a power ...