In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Artemis strategy remains a topic for discussion, and the House Space, Science and Technology subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics will hold a hearing on SLS, Orion and Exploration Ground Systems on Wednesday. The fate of India’s Vikram moon lander could become clear this week. WFIRST will help uncover the universe’s fate. NASA wins two Emmy awards.
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Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Hearing: Developing core capabilities for deep space exploration: An update on NASA’s SLS, Orion and Exploration Ground SystemsScience.House.gov (9/15): On Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 am ET, there will be a hearing of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Check back here for updates from the hearing.
Getting back to the Moon requires speed and simplicity Op EdThe Hill (9/13): Doug Cooke is a former NASA associate administrator. In an op-ed, he suggests NASA’s accelerated Artemis 2024 return to the lunar surface with human explorers could be streamlined by holding off on the minimal lunar orbiting Gateway and turning to the Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B rocket with its more capable upper stage rather than the SLS Block 1 to deliver the Orion capsule with astronauts and a ...