In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Preparations for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continue to proceed toward an October 2021 launch despite challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Two cosmonauts will conduct a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station today at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Human Space Exploration
AIAA ASCEND: Experts urge Biden administration to help commercialize LEO
Coalition Member in the News – Nanoracks and Coalition president and CEO Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar
Aerospace America (11/17): Participants in a panel discussion at the ASCEND conference on Monday urged the incoming presidential administration to help foster the commercialization of low Earth orbit (LEO). The panelists agree that NASA should not build another space station, but rather act as an anchor tenant for future privately owned stations.
Russian spacewalk will prepare Space Station for new module
CNN (11/18): Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) today to prepare the Russian segment for a new module. The spacewalk begins at 9:30 a.m. EST and will stream on NASA’s website.
NASA’s giant SLS rocket: A guide
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
BBC News (11/13): NASA has been developing the ...