In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The water that once flowed on Mars may have been absorbed by the planet’s crust billions of years ago and not drifted into space as previously thought. NASA’s Juno mission helps researchers analyze Jupiter’s auroras.
Human Space Exploration
Aerojet not concerned about any changes to Artemis programCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpaceNews.com (3/17): Aerojet Rocketdyne doesn’t expect any potential changes to the Artemis program to have much of an effect on its business supplying engines for NASA’s SLS rocket. While initial flights of the SLS will use RS-25 engines originally flown on the space shuttle, the company won a contract last year to produce 18 new engines for later missions. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference this week, Aerojet CFO Dan Boehle said the company’s work on the new engines would not be affected by delays to the planned 2024 lunar landing with the Artemis III mission.
ISS crew once again uses tea leaves to locate air leak in Russian module ZvezdaSputnik News of Russia (3/16): Cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are again on the search for small leaks in the ISS’s Russian segment ...