In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA declares 13 astronaut candidates eligible for flight assignments, following two years of basic training. NASA intern discovers extra solar planet. Astronomers and small satellite operators join to address concerns over reflected light.
Human Space Exploration
NASA’s path to the Moon leads through Congress. Good thing NASA’s No. 2 knows his way around Capitol HillSpaceNews.com (1/11): With a lengthy background as a U.S. Senate appropriations staffer and Washington area native, NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard has embraced a strategic role in bringing Congress together behind NASA’s Artemis initiative to achieve an accelerated return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers by 2024.
Dynetics, Sierra Nevada bidding on Artemis lunar landerCoalition Members in the News – Astrobotic, Boeing, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpaceNews.com (1/10): A team led by Dynetics that includes Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is among the bidders for a NASA program to develop landers that will carry astronauts to the surface of the Moon. In a January 9 conference call with reporters to discuss their company’s plans for the upcoming year, executives with SNC’s space division said the company had joined a team led by Dynetics that submitted a proposal last ...