In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA is ready to lay out a plan for a gradual return to a workforce restricted by coronavirus concerns. The effort could ready the much anticipated first test launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) in November 2021.
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Hopeful for launch next year, NASA aims to resume SLS operations within weeksCoalition Members in the News – Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed MartinSpaceflightnow.com (5/1): NASA is now planning the inaugural launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) in November 2021. Delays due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic concerns on the workforce and imposed March 17 could be eased soon to pursue plans for a full duration firing of the large rocket’s core stage at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The November 2021 SLS Artemis 1 mission will send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a multi-week mission around the Moon and back to Earth.
NASA lays out plan for gradual return to on-site workSpacepolicyonline.com (5/4): NASA is launching a strategy to gradually return its workforce to normal working conditions, according to Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Currently, 12 of 18 facilities at sites across the country are closed to all but those involved in protecting ...