In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Trump administration lists space exploration and commercialization among the nation’s top R&D priorities for 2021. The Japanese Space Agency seeks funds to participate in lunar Gateway. Hurricane Dorian begins to turn away from Florida’s Atlantic Coast, home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Human Space Exploration
Space one of five Trump administration R&D budget priorities Spacepolicyonline.com (9/3): Space exploration and commercialization ranked among the top five Trump administration research and development (R&D) priorities envisioned for the 2021 fiscal year budget, according to a White House Office of Management and Budget and Science and Technology Policy document released Tuesday. Others are national security, leadership in future industries, energy and environmental leadership and health and bio economic innovation.
JAXA preparing to develop equipment for future ‘Gateway’ Moon-orbiting space stationMainichi of Japan (9/3): The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking budgetary funds to develop life support and cargo delivery capabilities for the NASA led, lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway. Gateway, at an early stage of development, is to support a return to the surface of the Moon by NASA astronauts launched aboard a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion ...