In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Testing continues for NASA’s first Artemis moon mission. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) make progress in agreements to develop a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway and to bring samples of the Martian surface back to Earth. NASA gives the unfolding SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) high marks so far.
Human Space Exploration
SLS testing continues for NASA’s first Artemis Moon missionAmeicaspace.com (6/24): While a pandemic and social unrest have swept the nation, NASA is staying focused on their goal of returning America to the moon with the Artemis missions. Recently, the two solid rocket boosters for the agency’s giant Space Launch System (SLS) rocket were shipped to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, while engineers at Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi continue putting the core stage through a series of ‘Green Run’ tests which will continue throughout the summer and culminate with a full-duration 8-minute test fire of the mammoth rocket later this year.
ESA council approves lunar Gateway, Mars sample return MOUs with NASAParabolicarc.com (6/24): During a meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) council on Wednesday, the policy makers approved a memoranda of understanding (MOU) with ...