In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) program looks at ways to accelerate development of the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS). NASA safety panel views May 27 test flight of the Crew Dragon with two astronauts aboard as feasible. The Hubble Space Telescope turns 30 today. NASA fast tracks a ventilator for treatment of worst coronavirus symptoms.
Human Space Exploration
SLS program working on accelerating EUS development timelineCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, DyneticsNASAspaceflight.com (4/23): The first envisioned upgrade to NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is the Block 1B version with a more powerful upper stage known as the Exploration Upper Stage, or EUS. Potentially, the EUS version could launch cargo, as much as 40 metric tons, to the Moon, while the initial version supported astronaut missions. As NASA led efforts to establish a sustained human presence at the Moon progress, the more capable 1B version could support lunar astronaut launches as well.
Safety panel concludes May launch of commercial crew test flight is feasibleCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpaceNews.com (4/23): During a virtual session on Thursday, NASA’s independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel declared plans by the agency and SpaceX to launch the ...