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Today’s Deep Space Extra

22 Jul 2021, 18:53 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Nauka module takes flight. NASA administrator says the agency is looking intensively at moons where life could exist. The James Webb Space Telescope hits more milestones ahead of launch.

Human Space ExplorationKey parts of NASA’s Space Launch System built, tested in MississippiCoalition Member in the News – Aerojet RocketdyneWAPT-TV of Jackson, Mississippi (7/19): All of the space shuttle’s main engines were tested at Stennis, through the 34 years of the program. Now, the same RS-25 engines, with all their history, and added technology, will power the first four Artemis missions, with more than two million pounds of thrust. The next generation of RS-25 engines will be built in Mississippi and created with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, including 3-D printing.
Russia’s Nauka module finally takes flightSpacepolicyonline.com (7/22): Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module, a major addition to the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), launched Wednesday at 10:58 a.m. EDT, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The module, which is also equipped with a European robotic arm, is set to dock with the ISS on July 29 and take the place of Russia’s aging Pirs docking module and airlock. Pirs will undock from the ...

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