In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronaut Anne McClain, joined by Canadian and Russian crew mates returned safely to Earth late Monday, following a 204 day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA seeks proposals for a space station commercial module. Pentagon faces changes in space leadership.
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NASA astronaut Anne McClain, crewmates return from Space Station missionNASA (6/24): U.S., Canadian and Russian International Space Station (ISS) crew members Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques and Oleg Kononenko descended safety to Earth late Monday in remote Kazakhstan, ending a 204 day mission. Their Russian Soyuz spacecraft touched down in remote Kazakhstan at 10:47 p.m., EDT. McClain and Saint-Jacques were to be flown by NASA jet to Houston, Texas, home to the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Kononenko to Star City, Russia.
NASA seeks proposals for commercial ISS modulesSpaceNews.com (6/24): Last Friday, NASA issued a call for proposals from the private sector to add a commercial module to the International Space Station (ISS), part of the agency’s latest efforts to spur low Earth orbit economic growth. If the strategy works, the module would join the Station at a Harmony module docking port. NASA plans to enter into one or more ...