In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The White House National Space Council convenes today for its eighth meeting. The Canadian Space Agency moves ahead with Canadarm3, Canada’s planned contribution to the Gateway.
Human Space Exploration
Vice President Mike Pence is set to name a cadre of Artemis astronautsArs Technica (12/8): Vice President Mike Pence will convene the National Space Council, which he chairs, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Wednesday. Among the agenda items is a plan to announce a group of 18 NASA astronauts from which the agency can select crews for Artemis missions to the Moon. The meeting will be livestreamed on NASA TV: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
Lockheed Martin sees Moon mission as launchpad to Mars and beyondCoalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanCheddar.com (12/8): Working with team lead Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper are competing with two other teams to develop a Human Landing System (HLS) with the capabilities to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon. “We haven’t been there in 48 years, and I think the technology is available now for us to do that. And, as humans, we like to explore,” said Lockheed Martin’s Lisa Callahan about ...