In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared before U.S. Senate appropriators on Wednesday to argue that NASA must be sufficiently funded if it is to return humans to the Moon by 2024. Experts say that the Moon is a crucial stepping stone to human exploration of Mars. The role of women is increasing across the entire space sector, but there is still work to be done.
Human Space Exploration
8 reasons why NASA’s $28 billion Moon return is the bargain of the centuryCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Dynetics, Lockheed MartinForbes.com (9/23): A look at the bright side of the Artemis initiative, NASA’s strategy for returning to the surface of the Moon with astronauts: The timing includes an exciting 2021 test flight of hardware that will help to wipe away the 2020 blues, the first female astronaut will set foot on the Moon, and we will search for water at the Moon’s South Pole.
Senate hearing offers no hints on prospect for Artemis fundingCoalition Member in the News – DyneticsSpacepolicyonline.com (9/23): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared before the U.S. Senate Appropriations’ Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee on Wednesday regarding the agency’s 2021 budget, which ...