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Today’s Deep Space Extra

16 Mar 2021, 14:48 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A NASA astronaut launching to the International Space Station next month may spend a year aboard the orbiting lab. Russian leadership comments on plans to cooperate with China for a lunar research base.

Human Space ExplorationJurczyk: Artemis I schedule to firm up in a few weeksCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Northrop GrummanSpacepolicyonline.com (3/15): On Thursday afternoon NASA plans a second attempt at the Green Run hot fire test of the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage at Stennis Space Center. In an interview, NASA’s acting administrator Steve Jurczyk said the test will be followed by an assessment of when the hardware can be ready to launch Artemis I, an unpiloted flight of the rocket and Orion capsule around the Moon and back to Earth. NASA has been aiming for November of this year. Jurczyk remains optimistic that Artemis II, a similar flight with astronauts, can launch in 2023, but is less confident NASA can return humans to the lunar surface with Artemis III in 2024.
Russian-Chinese cooperation on lunar station is not aimed against the West – space chiefTASS of Russia (3/15): Plans by Russia and China to ...

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