In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Bill Nelson speaks Friday with Dmitry Rogozin, his Russian counterpart, on future cooperation in space. House bill would designate space as critical infrastructure.
Human Space Exploration
Nelson, Rogozin to talk on FridaySpacepolicyonline.com (6/3): NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Dimitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will speak today. The discussion will likely include the future of U.S.-Russia continuing cooperation in the International Space Station (ISS). Nelson said Wednesday he also expects space to be on the agenda of the Biden-Putin summit later this month. Recently, Russia has indicated plans to assemble its own space station and to join with China in leading an international effort to establish a research base at the south pole of the Moon.
Space ScienceNASA’s InSight Mars lander just gave itself a dust bathSlash Gear (6/3): NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars in 2018 equipped to carry out the first studies of the planet’s crust, mantle, and core at Elysium Planitia. Despite difficulties burying a heat probe, InSight has managed to detect marsquakes and make other discoveries. The most recent difficulty faced by the lander is buildup of dust on its power-generating ...