In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner will undergo a televised launch pad abort test early Monday. Hours after a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply mission launched Saturday it reached the six person International Space Station (ISS).
Human Space Exploration
Sizing up the contenders for NASA’s lunar-lander programCoalition Member in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, United Launch AllianceArs Technica (11/1): U.S. competitors have until November 5 to submit bids to NASA for the commercial lunar landers the agency is looking to in order to accelerate a return to the surface of the Moon with astronauts in 2024. Blue Origin, Boeing, SpaceX and others are leading or collaborating. Congress has been slow to embrace NASA’s budget request to achieve the goal, and without action soon a 2024 lunar return could slip away.
NASA TV aired Boeing Starliner pad abort testCoalition Member in the News – BoeingNASA (11/1): On Monday at 8:50 a.m., EST, NASA televised activities surrounding a pad abort test of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, which is under development in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to provide transportation for astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The U.S. has relied on ...