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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA is a day away from announcing its Artemis Human Landing System (HLS) contract selections. More than ever, finding and extracting resources from planetary bodies seems a significant part of future human deep space exploration. Hubble captures the breakup of comet Atlas.
Human Space Exploration
NASA to announce HLS contract winners on April 30Spacepolicyonline.com (4/28): NASA plans to announce commercial Human Landing System (HLS) contract selections on Thursday, April 30 at 1 p.m. These are the vehicles that are to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon for the first time since NASA’s Apollo era. The White House has directed NASA to land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024 under the agency’s Artemis initiative.
Long March 5B rolled out for crewed spacecraft, space station test launchSpaceNews.com (4/29): China rolled a Long March 5B rocket to ...