In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Other federal agencies see science value in the NASA-led International Space Station (ISS). India’s Chandrayaan 2 continues its journey to the Moon’s south pole. Proposed changes in U.S. launch and re-entry regulations divide the space launch industry.
Human Space Exploration
How NASA’s return to the Moon will be different from its first journeys thereSpaceNews.com (8/2): From the facilities to the flight hardware, NASA’s efforts to engineer an accelerated return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024 are drawing significantly from the Apollo era.
How federal agencies are increasingly using the Space StationPolitico (8/2): Federal agencies other than NASA, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense, are showing interest in continuing International Space Station (ISS) research in low Earth orbit beyond 2024, the current date for which NASA is to end participation.
Senator criticizes cost and schedule issues with NASA programs SpaceNews.com (8/3): U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi has pressed NASA for an explanation of cost, technical and schedule issues confronting some NASA programs, especially the Space Launch System (SLS) and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The committee sets guidance on budget matters ...