Rubins also voted in space four years ago during a 115-day stint on the International Space Station . The picture that Rubins shared showed her standing in front of a booth that had a message written over it. The Crew-1 mission will send NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, to the ISS aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
With Hurricane Zeta now a Category 1, two Weather Channel personalities will be reporting from the Mississippi Coast as the tropical storm approaches. Zeta is also in a unsafe place to stall. The warm waters, along with lack of wind shear, will energize the storm. The hurricane is forecast to sweep across the resort area and churn through Gulf of Mexico oilfields.
The lunar landers , for which the companies struck contracts worth $579 million, $135 million, and $253 million respectively, will carry the astronauts from lunar orbit to the Moon's surface and back. "I am confident in NASA's partnership with these companies to help achieve the Artemis mission and develop the human landing system returning us to the Moon", said the HLS Program Manager at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Lisa Watson-Morgan, in the press release.
At a media briefing called by NASA on short notice October 23, three days after the spacecraft touched down on the asteroid , officials said that images taken of the head of the sampling device, called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM), showed material leaking out of the container from a gap in a Mylar diaphragm that is supposed to seal the bottom of the head.
This year's season has had so many storms that the hurricane centre has turned to the Greek alphabet after running out of official names. While the core of Epsilon will remain well east of Bermuda, tropical storm conditions are expected there through Friday.
After just a few seconds, the spacecraft would execute the go part of the touch-and-go maneuver, backing away with its sample secured. NASA recently revealed that parts of another asteroid , Vesta, have been spotted on the surface of Bennu.