In Today’s Deep Space Extra… South Korea is in negotiations with the United States to join NASA’s Artemis program. A ULA Atlas V rocket successfully launches a Space Based Infrared System and two rideshare cubesats.
Human Space Exploration
South Korea to join NASA’s Artemis projectSpaceNews.com (5/18): A news report from South Korea suggests the country is close to formally joining with NASA under the Artemis Accords to support the human exploration of deep space. The agreement appears to be coming together before President Biden meets with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, later this week.
Discovery adventure TV show to launch winning contestant to the Space StationCoalition Member in the News – Axiom SpaceCNBC (5/18): Discovery announced a competitive adventure TV show called “Who Wants To Be An Astronaut?” that will launch the winning contestant to the International Space Station (ISS). The eight-part series is scheduled for 2022, with the winner expected to get a seat on Axiom Space’s AX-2 mission. Discovery’s TV show is open to the public, with an online application asking for a video and answers to a number of questions.
NASA to delay next New Frontiers competitionSpaceNews.com (5/18): NASA has ...