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Today’s Deep Space Extra

12 Feb 2021, 15:05 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s effort to prepare for future human deep space exploration includes fire prevention and setting new radiation limits for astronauts. Could space greenhouses solve the Earth’s food crisis?

Human Space ExplorationWatch NASA light a fire on a spaceship on purpose. You know, for science.Coalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanSpace.com (2/11): After it departed the International Space Station (ISS) on January 6, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo capsule hosted the latest in a series of five fire in space experiments. The findings intend to improve the safety of future human missions through fire prevention and cleanup. The pressure and oxygen concentration in the capsule, which was filled with trash as it departed the ISS, were set to match those of a future space habitat.
NASA SLS computer development branching to support first flight, future upgradesCoalition Member in the News – BoeingNASASpaceflight.com (2/11): Following completion of certification testing in October 2020 of the computer system for the first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket – the Artemis I mission– teams are now working on upgrades for future flights and vehicle configurations.
NASA wants to set a new radiation limit for astronautsWired.com ...

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