In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA targeting second half of 2024 for human Moon landing. Huge, mysterious ‘bubbles’ discovered at the heart of the Milky Way. ISS receives call from Brad Pitt.
Human Space Exploration
No date set yet, but NASA targeting second half of 2024 for human Moon landingSpace.com (9/16): For six months, NASA has been chasing big plans to land humans near the south pole of the Moon in 2024. That deadline came from Vice President Mike Pence in March and represented a significant increase in speed from the human Moon landing’s previous timeline, targeting 2028. The project has since been dubbed the Artemis program, a nod to the fact that NASA plans to include a female astronaut in the Moon landing for the first time.
Pakistan aims to send its first astronaut to space by 2022, will take help from ChinaFirstPost.com (9/16): Pakistan plans to send its first astronaut to space by 2022 with the help of its close ally China, Minister for Science and Technology has said. The selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Sunday. China would collaborate with Pakistan in its ...