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Today’s Deep Space Extra

16 Jun 2020, 13:59 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… More hardware for the launch of Artemis 1, the first test flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule, comes together at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) with an historical note. Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Space Station cargo capsules display their versatility. Retired NASA shuttle astronaut and Hubble Space Telescope repairman believes the aging observatory deserves another makeover.
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Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis I SLSCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanCollectspace.com (6/15): The components for the twin solid rocket boosters that will provide a majority of the launch thrust for NASA’s Artemis 1 test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew capsule reached NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida late last week, following a week long journey by rail. The trip began at Northrop Grumman facilities in Promontory, Utah. Planned for 2021, Artemis 1 is to send the Orion spacecraft without astronauts on board around the Moon and back to Earth for an ocean splashdown and recovery. Ten of the segments delivered for assembly at KSC into the two boosters helped to launch 40 space shuttle missions dating back three decades. Their ...

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