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Today’s Deep Space Extra

7 Jun 2021, 14:24 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Juno spacecraft will get a close look at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede today. The Senate is scheduled to vote on S.1260, or the “Endless Frontier Act,” which includes the 2021 NASA Authorization Act, on Tuesday.

Human Space ExplorationRoscosmos chief hopes NASA administrator visits Russia this yearTASS of Russia (6/5): Dmitry Rogozin, chief of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is hopeful NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will make a personal visit to Russia before 2021 comes to a close. The visit, including a closeup look at Russia’s space industry, could help to strengthen ties between the two space powers, Rogozin said during remarks to the news media during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) over the weekend. Nelson and Rogozin held a call on Friday about continued cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in space. (Editor’s note: TASS is a Russian government-owned news source).
NASA’s new, $23 million space commode system is more than just a toiletUPI (6/7): NASA’s new International Space Station (ISS) toilet was developed for improved comfort, better water recycling, and a greater reliability like that required for long-running missions to deep space destinations where obtaining replacement parts will be difficult. ...

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