In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Blue Origin led development team has delivered a mockup of its lunar lander descent and ascent modules to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) for evaluation. International Space Station (ISS) crew will isolate over the weekend to help locate the source of a small air leak.
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Blue Origin team delivers lunar lander mockup to NASACoalition Members in the News – Dynetics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpaceNews.com (8/20): The Blue Origin led contractor team that includes Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman has provided NASA with the descent and ascent components of a mockup for the team’s proposed lunar Human Lander System (HLS) for interaction and evaluation by engineers and astronauts at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX were awarded 10 month initial assessment contracts by NASA in late April. The lander concepts are to shuttle astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface of the Moon starting in 2024. The mockup will be housed in the Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Space Vehicle Mockup Facility. A team led by Dynetics and SpaceX were contracted as well.
NASA investigating small air leak on International Space StationSpace.com (8/20): The three person U.S. and ...