In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Mission controllers continued their assessment of a small air pressure loss aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. Ground tests of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on the way to a 2021 launch are successful. U.S. Justice Department charges NASA grant recipient and university research with hiding ties to Chinese government and industry.
Human Space Exploration
Crew spending another day in Russian segmentNASA (8/24): NASA on Monday extended by a day the stays of astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner in the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) while ground control teams attempt to locate the source of a small air pressure leak within the Space Station first noted in September 2019. The trio entered the Station’s Russian Zvezda service module on Friday night as hatches between the Station’s various compartments were closed so pressures could be monitored over the weekend. “The leak is still within segment specifications and presents no immediate danger to the crew or the Space Station,” according to NASA.
Space ScienceGround segment testing a success for NASA’s James Webb Space TelescopeCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanNASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (8/34): ...