In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The NASA International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee adds to concerns over U.S. Space Station staffing in 2020. NASA celebrates a favorable financial audit as it shoulders a return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024.
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Today’s Tidbits: NASA ISS Advisory Committee highlights top concernsCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpacepolicyonline.com (11/19): In the second item, the website reports on a NASA International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee report from Monday. The panel expressed a growing recent concern over the agency’s ability to staff the Space Station with U.S. astronauts in 2020 as Commercial Crew Program partners Boeing and SpaceX work to complete certification of their CST-100 Starliner and Crew Dragon spacecraft in order to begin transporting astronauts to and from the orbital outpost soon. The panel also discussed the status of the Station’s oldest modules, Russia’s Zarya and Zvezda, which were launched respectively in 1998 and 2000, if the Station partnership was to operate beyond 2024.
NASA’s Moon push and international opportunities take center stage at SpaceCom 2019Coalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanSpace.com (11/19): The annual SpaceCom conference in Houston meets for the fifth time ...