In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) releases its 2019 Annual Report. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced plans Tuesday for an independent investigation into the root cause of the timing issue that prevented Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner from carrying out an automated docking with the International Space Station (ISS) during an uncrewed flight test last month. Scientists describe discovery of most distant galaxy observed so far.
Human Space Exploration
NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) releases 2019 annual reportNASA.gov (1/7): The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2019 annual report Tuesday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns. “The panel noted considerable headway toward NASA’s human exploration objectives in 2019,” said ASAP Chair Patricia Sanders. “We are supportive of the significant amount of testing – both completed and underway – as well as the thoroughness of ongoing work to resolve technical issues. While many challenges remain, the progress to date is encouraging; however, much work lies ahead.”
NASA/Boeing team to look for root cause of Starliner’s mission elapsed timer issueCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpacepolicyonline.com (1/7): NASA and ...