In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump predicts a growing cooperation in human space exploration between the U.S. and Japan, one leading to the Moon and Mars. Thruster tests help prepare Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner for upcoming flight tests. U.S. House appropriators ready to invest in nuclear thermal propulsion testing.
Human Space Exploration
Japan astronauts to soon join U.S. in trip to Mars, Trump saysBloomberg (5/27): While meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the weekend, President Trump predicted the U.S. and Japan will soon expand their cooperation in the exploration of space with missions to the Moon and Mars in comments intended to challenge China’s rise in space.
Trump says U.S. astronauts will go to the Moon and Mars ‘very soon’Washington Post (5/27): From a military standpoint there is nothing more important than space, says President Trump, while announcing from Japan that the U.S. and Japan plan to expand their cooperation in human spaceflight.
Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule completes major propulsion test
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
Spaceflightnow.com (5/25): A flight like model of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner underwent service module thruster test firings last week at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. The ...