In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Space Launch System core stage has joined the rocket’s boosters on the mobile launcher at KSC. NASA seeks more private astronaut mission proposals. The Senate Appropriations CJS Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday regarding NASA’s FY2022 budget request.
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SLS: First view of NASA’s assembled ‘megarocket’BBC News (6/13): Engineers at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) have finished lowering the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage onto the mobile launcher, where it joined the rocket’s twin boosters. The core will then be mated with the Orion spacecraft and interim cryogenic propulsion stage ahead of its first test flight around the Moon, or Artemis I.
NASA is seeking proposals for a further two private astronaut missions to the International Space StationCoalition Member in the News – Axiom SpaceBusiness Insider (6/12): NASA announced it is seeking proposals for two commercial astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS) between the fall of 2022 and mid-2023 and mid-2023 and the end of 2023. The deadline for submitting proposals is July 9. Earlier this year, NASA and Axiom Space agreed to fly the first private astronauts to the ISS as early as January 2022.
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