Weekly Space News – 1/21

Eugene Cernan passes away

The last man to walk on the moon Gene Cernan passed away this week at the age of 82.

 “Even at the age of 82, Gene was passionate about sharing his desire to see the continued human exploration of space and encouraged our nation’s leaders and young people to not let him remain the last man to walk on the Moon,”

Check out his website here.

Upcoming Soyuz Rocket Engines to be replaced

Following the results of the investigation into the Progress MS-04 accident Russian Space officials have announced that they will be replacing the upper stage engines to ensure mission success.

Full Story here.

NASA considering purchase of additional Soyuz seats

Due to delays with the Commercial Crew Programs NASA is considering an option to purchase additional seats on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to ensure continued access to the International Space Station.

Full Story Here.

 

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