In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA expected to detail costs for fast-track Moon landing program next month. NASA and SpaceX’s weather delayed Commercial Crew Program launch abort test was carried out as planned on Sunday. NASA receives funding to continue development of a hazardous asteroid detection mission.
Human Space Flight
NASA expected to detail costs for fast-track Moon landing program next monthCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (1/18): It’s anticipated that NASA will offer Congress an estimate of the cost to accelerate a return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024, when the White House submits its 2021 budget request to Congress in February. Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the National Space Council, directed NASA to accelerate the return from 2028 to 2024 last March. Congress, however, provided NASA much less than requested in 2020 for a commercial human lunar lander initiative, with some members pressing NASA for an overall cost estimate to achieve the 2024 goal.
SpaceX aces final major test before first crew missionCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpaceflightnow.com (1/19): SpaceX potentially could be prepared to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) ...