In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner conducted a test of its launch pad abort system in New Mexico on Monday. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft offers a glimpse of the space environment beyond the solar system.
Human Space Exploration
Boeing performs Starliner pad abort testCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpaceNews.com (11/4): Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on Monday carried out a successful test of the abort motors for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft the company is developing under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). However, as the White Sands, N.M. test was ending with a descent to the ground, one of three parachutes failed to deploy for the landing.
Artemis updatesAmericaspace.com (11/4): A comparative overview of NASA’s Artemis initiative to achieve an accelerated return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024 through the eyes of Apollo and with slimmer financial resources.
Space exploration and nuclear proliferationThe Space Review (11/4): NASA’s Kilopower initiative could play an important role in assuring human lunar explorers have sufficient power sources during two week periods when the sunlight is now available. However, some worry the nuclear power source and even renewed interest in ...