In Today’s Deep Space Extra… In an Op Ed, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer discuss NASA’s future and link it to NASA JSC. The Parker Solar Probe has been cleared to launch early Saturday. The Trump administration announces it will move forward with plans to establish a U.S. military Space Force. Reaching the moon with human explorers will be a challenge. The Trump administration announces it will move forward with plans to establish a U.S. military Space Force.
Human Space Exploration
NASA’s legacy is linked to Houston [Opinion]
Houston Chronicle (8/9): In an op-ed, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Mark Geyer chart JSC’s contributions to human space exploration and offer assurances that more are to come. The International Space Station, with JSC as the lead NASA center for its development, will mark 18 years of continuous staffing by astronauts later this year. Currently, JSC leads the development of the Orion crew capsule for future human deep exploration.
Why getting back to the Moon is so damn hard
MIT Technology Review (8/2): A post-Apollo return to the Moon proved just beyond the reach of the private sector contestants for ...