In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA sets course for the Artemis Generation. Upcoming NASA space experiments will demonstrate an atomic clock for future human deep space navigation and a more environmentally friendly spacecraft propellant. Efforts by the U.S. House and Senate to shape a new branch of the military devote to space national security move ahead this week.
Human Space Exploration
Artemis generation: NASA emphasizes role of women as it prepares for a return to the MoonUSA Today (6/10): NASA has chosen Artemis as the name for its accelerated human return to the lunar surface initiative. Artemis, Apollo’s twin sister, is the Greek goddess of the Moon. The new name and its symbolism are intended to illustrate a new era of human exploration, according to current and former space agency leaders.
NASA tries to commercialize the ISS, againThe Space Review (6/10): Last Friday, NASA outlined much anticipated steps in plans to leverage the International Space Station (ISS) to expand a science and technology oriented low Earth orbit economy, while freeing some of its annual resources to resume human deep space exploration. It’s not the first time NASA has explored such a move. A key challenge is avoiding a gap ...