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Today’s Deep Space Extra

9 Sep 2019, 13:55 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel expresses concern over Artemis leadership gap. Florida’s Space Coast launch facilities escape major damage from Hurricane Dorian. India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission lander goes silent prior to attempted Moon landing.
Human Space Exploration Safety panel pleased with Artemis project but concerned about leadershipSpaceNews.com (9/6): NASA’s independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel met Friday at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). During public proceedings, panel members expressed praise for NASA’s overall efforts to achieve a March 26 White House directive to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers by 2024 and especially the agency’s reaching out to the private sector for guidance and contracts. However, they expressed reservations about the absence of top leadership. Bill Gerstenmaier, the agency’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, was reassigned to an advisory position two months ago and a search for a permanent replacement remains underway.
Spaceport survey finds little damage from Hurricane DorianSpaceflightnow.com (9/6): Post hurricane surveys of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station revealed they were spared significant damage as workers returned to their jobs late last week. NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Mobile Launcher (ML) is ...

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