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Today’s Deep Space Extra

18 Mar 2021, 15:07 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Space Launch System is set for today’s Green Run hot fire. NASA’s Perseverance Rover marks a successful first month on the Red Planet. The James Webb Space Telescope is on track for an October launch.

Human Space ExplorationNASA’s Moon rocket set for second test-firing ThursdayCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (3/17): NASA and its industry partners are primed for a second attempt at a full-duration hot fire test of the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage from the Stennis Space Center on Thursday during a two-hour window that opens at 3 p.m. EDT. The test will be broadcast on NASA TV and streamed live at www.nasa.gov/nasalive or www.spaceflightnow.com starting about 30 minutes prior to the test.
Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problemsThe Conversation (3/17): New research suggests humans in first journeys to Mars must be prepared to deal with psychological as well as physical challenges linked to absence of gravity, radiation exposure, isolation, and other factors. Long missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have lasted up to a year for a few astronauts. Missions to Mars will last much longer. The findings ...

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