In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The landers and ascent vehicles required by NASA to accelerate a human return to the Moon from 2028 to 2024 could be among the biggest challenges for the new Artemis initiative. The effort to make a sustainable return to the Moon promises to be inspirational for a new generation of young woman and men, according to NASA executive and former astronaut Janet Kavandi. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin tells a student audience in Moscow that cosmonauts could be on the Moon by 2030.
Human Space Exploration
NASA seeks a rapid launch of a lunar landerSpaceNews.com (5/28): In order to meet the White House’s accelerated time scale for NASA to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers from 2028 to 2028, NASA’s biggest hurdle appears to be the landers and ascent vehicles that are to shuttle astronauts between a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway and the lunar surface. Can they be developed commercially? How will they be delivered to the Moon? Might they be reused?
NASA: Sustained presence on the Moon will be a good investmentUSA Today (5/28): In an op-ed, NASA Glenn Research Center Director Janet Kavandi explains why an accelerated ...