In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The components of NASA’s Artemis 3 Orion spacecraft are beginning to come together for a planned 2024 mission that is to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon. NASA unveils a plan to establish space resources rights by purchasing lunar surface material gathered by private companies.
Human Space Exploration
First segment of Orion capsule delivered for assembly ahead of Artemis 3 missionCoalition Member in the News – Lockheed Martin Spaceflightinsider.com (9/10): NASA’s Artemis 3 mission is to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024. The initial elements of the Orion capsule that will transport the crew away from Earth and return them for an ocean splashdown after a mission to the lunar south pole are starting to come together at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. More elements are expected to arrive in the next several months.
Mystery of Jupiter’s persistent geometric storms may be solvedSpace.com (9/10): NASA’s Juno mission, which maneuvered into orbit around giant Jupiter in July 2016, may have solved a mystery, how giant cyclone like storms spin up around the planet’s poles. It’s not so clear, though, how these storms formed ...