Today’s Deep Space Extra… Moon and the prospect for valuable lunar resources not widely recognized during the Apollo appear a driving force in a U.S. return with human explorers. The push means more astronauts and the technologies to support their physical and mental well-being during long missions far from Earth. The Smithsonian premiers a new documentary looking at race and the space race.
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Smithsonian docu ‘Black in Space’ looks at race and the space raceCollectspace.com (2/24): “Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,” a new documentary from the Smithsonian Institution premiers on the Smithsonian Channel today at 8 p.m., EST. The program looks back at efforts by the U.S. and the former Soviet Union to launch the first black astronaut into space. “We know so much about the civil rights movement, the space race and the Cold War, but not a lot of people concentrate and focus on all three in one,” Laurens Grant, producer and director, told Collect Space in an interview.
Dream Job? NASA is hiring new astronauts for Moon missionForbes.com (2/23): NASA is a week away from accepting applications for a “handful” of anticipated vacancies in the agency’s astronaut corps, which now numbers ...