In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sees a bright future for America in space. Kathy Lueders, NASA’s new human exploration chief, names Joel Montalbano as acting International Space Station (ISS) program manager to succeed the soon to retire Kirk Shireman.
Human Space Exploration
Boosters for first SLS Artemis Moon rocket arrive at KSCCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, United Space AllianceAmericaSpace.com (6/8): Northrop Grumman manufactured twin solid rocket boosters for the Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket have completed the first leg of their journey, traveling by rail from production facilities in Promontory, Utah, to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Once the booster segments are joined and mated to the large rocket’s core and upper stage, the SLS it will take flight on Artemis 1, sending an uncrewed Orion crew capsule on a multi-week mission around the Moon for a return to Earth, a Pacific Ocean splashdown and recovery. Crews will board for a similar mission called Artemis 2. NASA intends to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers aboard Artemis 3 in 2024.
Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis 1 SLS rocketCoalition ...