Today’s Deep Space Extra… Stacking is now complete for NASA’s Space Launch System’s rocket boosters. Russia and China announce an agreement to lead the development of a research base at the Moon.
Human Space Exploration
SLS: NASA assembles twin boosters for its ‘megarocket’Coalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanBBC News (3/9): Stacking is complete for the twin Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters for the Artemis I mission. Prior to the arrival at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) of the rocket’s core stage, which is awaiting the last step in the Green Run test series at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, the team will finish installing electrical instrumentation and test the systems on the boosters.
It’s official, a NASA astronaut will be aboard next Soyuz launchCoalition Members in the News – Axiom Space, BoeingSpacepolicyonline.com (3/9): Working through Axiom Space as an intermediary, NASA and Roscosmos have agreed to provide U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei with a seat aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule heading for the International Space Station (ISS) on April 9. NASA’s goal is to have a continuous presence of at least one U.S. astronaut and one Russian cosmonaut aboard the ISS, which the agency is ...