ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is expected to serve as International Space Station commander for Expedition 68a, following an in-principle agreement by international partners on 19 May, pending consolidation of the Space Station’s operational plans and launch dates.
Two Russian cosmonauts are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday, June 2, to continue preparing the Pirs docking compartment airlock for undocking and disposal later this year.
NASA is working on a space station that will orbit the Moon. That is the #Gateway space station. (Sometimes referred to as the “Lunar Gateway” if you ever hear it that way.) The living quarters onboard Gateway are known as #HALO: Habitation and Logistics Outpost. HALO is being developed by #Northrop Grumman Corp. and a sub-contractor Paragon Space Development Corp. Specifically, Paragon is developing the environmental control and life-support systems for HALO. That’s what this article is about. Lots of good info.
In 2023, NASA plans on landing a rover on the Moon to investigate sources of water. This will aid in the understanding of how to live on the Moon (and other planets). Of course, it has a catchy acronym: #VIPER which stands for “Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover”. This article explains the mission and #Astrobotic_Technologie‘s development of the VIPER rover. There’s an embedded video to play.
Equipped with headlights and a suite of powerful instruments, NASA’s VIPER is poised to revolutionize our understanding of lunar water, and how much of it might be available to future explorers. Here’s what you need to know about the golf cart-sized rover, which is scheduled to reach the Moon in…
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