In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA moves forward with Launch Vehicle Stage Adapters (LVSA) for crewed lunar missions. The Moon could host a powerful telescope with a liquid mirror.
Human Space Exploration
Huntsville firm lands $85M NASA award for key component of returning Americans to the MoonCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, BoeingYellowhammer (11/16): Teledyne Brown Engineering has received an $85 million contract modification to provide SLS rocket Launch Vehicle Stage Adapters (LVSA) for Artemis II and III. Artemis II is the first crewed test flight of SLS and the Orion spacecraft; Artemis III is the mission that will support the return of humans to the surface of the Moon.
These are the most popular items people say they’d take on a Moon tripDigital Trends (11/13): A recent NASA campaign asked people what they would pack for a trip to the Moon, with anyone interested able to submit their ideas using the #NASAMoonKit hashtag on social media. The most popular items were a good book, teddy bears, and coffee.
Spacewalkers prep for arrival of new Russian moduleSpaceflightnow.com and CBS News (11/18): During a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, cosmonauts ...