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Today’s Deep Space Extra

20 Aug 2020, 14:44 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s prospective commercial human lunar contenders include Dynetics, experienced, though lesser known than Blue Origin and SpaceX. Russia prepares for the long anticipated launch of the Nauka science module to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021.
Human Space ExplorationMeet Dynetics, the company racing against SpaceX and Blue Origin to return astronauts to the MoonCoalition Members in the News – Astrobotic, Boeing, Dynetics, L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, Maxar, Northrop Grumman, United Launch AllianceCNBC (8/19): Dynetics, one of three commercial competitors selected by NASA to partner in the initial stages for the development of a commercial Human Landing System (HLS) to shuttle astronauts between lunar orbit and the surface of the Moon, acknowledges that on some fronts its lesser known than SpaceX and Blue Origin. However, Dynetics’ strong legacy has produced a strategy that includes ALPACA, a four person lunar lander with a robust four engine design and a fuel conservation strategy that makes it a contender for further development.
Russia’s Nauka ISS module arrives at Baikonur for final launch preparationsNASAspaceflight.com (8/19): Long in development by Russia, Nauka, the latest habitable module intended to join the International Space Station (ISS), has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome ...

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