In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The NASA/SpaceX Demo-2 mission underway aboard the International Space Station (ISS) following a weekend liftoff opens the door to more science aboard the ISS. Processing work on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), currently scheduled for launch in March of 2021, has been slowed by COVID-19.
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NASA researcher provides overview of science on the ISSSpaceflightinsider.com (5/29): Check in for an update on the broad array of science investigations underway aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as provided by Brandon Redell, of NASA’s Space Station integration office. They range from health care to Earth observations and astrophysics. The ISS is humanity’s only outpost in space for science, human exploration development, commercial activity, and international collaboration.
$10 billion space telescope may be delayed by COVID-19, says NASACoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanForbes.com (6/2): Work to prepare the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for a planned March 2021 launch could be slowed by delays in pre-launch processing caused by work place precautions tied to the coronavirus pandemic, the deputy project scientist for the observatory briefed the American Astronomical Society (AAS) on Tuesday. The complex space telescope is undergoing ...