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Today’s Deep Space Extra

30 Jun 2021, 13:31 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Northrop Grumman’s 15th resupply mission departed the International Space Station yesterday for secondary activities. Russia launched the Progress 78 cargo mission to the International Space Station.
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‘Moonikin’ flying on NASA’s Artemis I named for Apollo 13 engineerCollectspace.com (6/29): On Tuesday, NASA announced that a manikin aboard the Artemis I Orion spacecraft will be named Commander Moonikin Campos in honor of the late Arturo Campos, part of the mission control team that ensured the crew of Apollo 13 returned safely after an oxygen tank failure. Campos wrote procedures that transferred battery power from the lunar lander to the command module housing the three astronauts for the return to Earth. The name “Campos” was selected by a public response to a list of eight candidate names, each with a NASA legacy. Commander Moonikin Campos will be equipped with radiation, acceleration, vibration, and other sensors for Artemis I.
Cygnus supply ship departs Space Station after four-month missionCoalition Members in the News – NanoRacks, Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (6/29): Northrop Grumman’s 15th Cygnus spacecraft departed the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday after a four-month stay that began with the delivery of over 8,000 pounds of science and ...

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