In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine urges policymakers to ensure a sustained human presence in low Earth orbit after the ISS reaches end of life. A company wants to use space debris to make space stations.
Human Space Exploration
NASA chief warns of gap after retirement of International Space StationCoalition Members in the News – Axiom, Boeing, NanoracksSpaceflightnow.com (11/11): As he prepares to depart NASA as administrator, Jim Bridenstine expresses concern that policymakers are not doing enough to ensure the U.S. maintains a human presence in low Earth orbit for scientific research and technology development after the International Space Station (ISS) reaches its end of life. “We’ve been asking Congress to fund the development of commercial habitation in low Earth orbit now for a number of years. And every year Congress doesn’t fund it,” said Bridenstine. Earlier this month, the ISS marked a historic 20 years in orbit with a continuous human presence. The effort has fostered hundreds of research efforts with benefits for life on Earth as well as space exploration.
NASA IG: Gateway not likely to be ready by 2024Coalition Members in the News – Maxar, Northrop GrummanSpacepolicyonline.com (11/11): An audit from ...