In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Spacewalk upgrades to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) aboard the International Space Station (ISS) continue to go well. NASA considers commercial lunar rovers for its Artemis astronauts. The first NASA Orion capsule assigned to a lunar mission, Artemis 1, arrives at Plum Brook Station, Ohio for thermal vacuum testing.
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Spacewalkers press ahead with Space Station cosmic ray detector repairCBS News (11/22): International Space Station (ISS) crew members Luca Parmitano, of the European Space Agency (ESA), and Drew Morgan, of NASA on Friday successfully completed the second of four planned spacewalks to overhaul the thermal control system of the more than $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) parked on the Station’s solar power truss. The spacewalkers cut aging liquid carbon dioxide cooling lines, disabling the original circulation pumps. They installed a mounting platform for a new pump package, which is to be installed on the next spacewalk in the series on December 2.
Boeing astronauts, workers and families get ready as Starliner spacecraft rolls out to launchpadCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, United Launch AllianceFlorida Today (11/21): Sometime next year, if near term testing goes well, Boeing’s Chris Ferguson, a former ...