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Today’s Deep Space Extra

7 Dec 2020, 16:27 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) enters a critical ground test phase. Japan’s Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample container descended into Australia over the weekend, ending a six-year journey to asteroid Ryugu.

Human Space Exploration
SLS Core Stage tanking test is first Green Run moment of truth for NASACoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, BoeingNASASpaceflight.com (12/6): The next Green Run test, wet dress rehearsal (WDR), for NASA’s Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage is set to be completed this week. If successful, a full duration eight-minute test firing of the core stage’s four rocket engines, the last test in the Green Run series, is planned by month’s end.
How to build a home on the MoonCoalition Member in the News – Purdue University Wall Street Journal (12/4): Working under a NASA grant with Purdue University students, the Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats Institute is pursuing a study of lunar habitat architectures, ones that could deal with not only thermal and radiation extremes but micrometeorite impacts, and even quakes. (Paywalled story after third free article)
Blue Origin continues work on BE-7 lunar lander engineCoalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpaceNews.com ...

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