In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New cargo mission reaches the International Space Station (ISS). China selects 18 new astronauts ahead of space station construction.
Human Space Exploration
Astronaut commands robotic arm to reach out and capture Cygnus cargo craftCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanNASA (10/5): Northrop Grumman’s 14th Cygnus cargo capsule, launched late Friday, successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) early Monday. The cargo includes a new space toilet developed for future human deep space exploration and a new plant growth experiment to investigate the culturing and harvesting of vegetables for deep space missions. The mission also includes a commercial element, with Estee Lauder using the ISS to image a skin cream with the Earth in the background.
Russian cosmonauts to test new system extracting water from urine on ISSSputnik News (10/3): “Separatsia” is a new experiment installed aboard the International Space Station’s (ISS) Russian segment to reclaim water for drinking from astronaut urine. It joins a NASA water recycling system installed in the Station’s U.S. segment in 2009. The technology is intended to help support future exploration far from Earth and lower the frequency of resupply missions. [Editor’s Note: Sputnik News is an official media outlet ...