In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Redwire to go public in its quest to advance space technology. NASA’s latest batch of small business grants will fund projects ranging from deep space laser communications to high-power technology for space.
Human Space ExplorationGoing vertical, Artemis I boosters in place at Kennedy Space Center; awaiting core stage deliveryCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Northrop GrummanYahoo News (3/25): The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket coming together at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for Artemis I will send an Orion crew capsule farther from Earth than any previous human spacecraft. The large rocket’s first stage recently completed a ground-based “hot fire” test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. After completion of a post test data analysis and refurbishment, the core stage will journey to KSC to be mated with its solid rocket boosters and potentially lift off later this year.
Space ScienceThe 1st few seconds of the Big Bang: What we know and what we don’tSpace.com (3/25): The earliest moments of the universe are a mystery. Astrophysicists are focused on finding an explanation, as many questions remain unanswered, such as the issue of dark matter.