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Today’s Deep Space Extra

30 Jun 2020, 14:32 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and its contractor team move out to prepare for future Artemis missions for the human exploration of the Moon beyond the Artemis 3, the planned 2024 lunar south pole landing with the first explorers since the Apollo era.
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Boeing powers up first SLS core stage for Green Run system checkoutsCoalition Member in the News – BoeingNASAspaceflight.com (6/29): After delays due to workforce safety measures put in place earlier this year in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Boeing is powering up and checking out the core stage components for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket assigned to NASA’s Artemis 1 test flight. The power up on the B-2 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi is the latest in a series of steps that are to lead to a full duration test firing of the core and its RS-25 rocket engines and a performance analysis. The core then moves on to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) where it will be joined to two solid rocket boosters and an Orion crew capsule. Artemis 1 is to launch the Orion spacecraft around the Moon without astronauts for a return to Earth, ...

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