In Today’s Deep Space Extra… If they are to explore beyond Earth, humans will need the resources they find to sustain their missions. Space suits are more than fashion for space travel. Comet 2I/Borisov, a stranger to the solar system, offers clues to the environment around another star.
Human Space ExplorationWhy NASA spacesuits are so expensiveBusiness Insider (4/20): Space suits. They are not really garments, but rather small spacecraft that must provide astronauts with oxygen to breath, a means of communication, thermal control and water to sip while they work outside of a spacecraft or walk on a planetary surface. At the same time, they must provide protection from radiation and shielding from small bits of debris traveling at high speeds. Don’t leave Earth without one.
NASA narrows design for rocket to launch samples off of MarsCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (4/20): If NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover mission is a success, it will gather and cache samples from the surface of the red planet for return to Earth. The agency’s plan to bring the cached samples back to Earth for study include a solid fuel rocket that would be dispatched to Mars as ...