In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center hosts further evaluation of a commercial human lunar lander prospect. The International Space Station (ISS) is in line to soon receive a commercial airlock. Possible life on Venus? The prospect is to receive more study.
Human Space Exploration
Dynetics marks progress with Artemis Human Landing System (HLS) test article developmentCoalition Member in the News – Dynetics Parabolic Arc (9/15): Dynetics, one of the three team leads under contract to NASA for initial development of a lunar Human Lander System (HLS), has completed a full scale test article now in place at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for evaluation. NASA contracted teams led by Blue Origin and SpaceX as well as Dynetics to compete for a means of shuttling astronauts launched in Orion crew capsules atop the Space Launch System (SLS) from lunar orbit to the surface of the Moon. Artemis 3, the first mission with astronauts is planned for 2024 if sufficiently funded by Congress and the White House.
The first commercial airlock is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) later this yearCoalition Member in the News – NanoracksThe Verge (9/15): Nanoracks, a Houston-based space enterprise ...