In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA to announce award for first Gateway component today at 1:00 pm EDT. The U.S. House backs a boost in NASA’s science and educational initiatives but offers nothing more to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon. In order to focus of the exploration of the Moon, policymakers are considering a transition of operations in low Earth orbit to the private sector.
Human Space ExplorationNASA Administrator to make Artemis Moon program announcement
NASA.gov (5/22): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program’s lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT, at the Florida Institute of Technology. The remarks will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.Administrator Bridenstine will announce the commercial partner selection to develop and build the first segment of NASA’s Gateway outpost – the power and propulsion element (PPE). Gateway will be the lunar orbiting staging point to send astronauts to the Moon’s surface in five years.
No extra Moon money in House Committee CJS billSpacepolicyonline.com (5/22): The U.S. House Appropriations Committee Wednesday sent a 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science 2020 spending measure ahead without funds to accelerate a White House initiative to ...