What’s Happening in Space Policy November 18-24, 2018

What’s Happening in Space Policy November 18-24, 2018

Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com’s list of space policy events for the week of November 18-24, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in recess this week.

During the Week

What the few space policy events scheduled for this coming week are up against is Thanksgiving fever!  The United States celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday and this is a week for travelling, cooking and eating much more than thinking about space policy.

NASA will remain busy, though.  The Cygnus NG-10 spacecraft will arrive at the International Space Station early tomorrow (Monday) morning, just 15 hours after Russia’s Progress MS-10, so the three-person crew should have lots of supplies for their own Thanksgiving celebration.  There is only one American on the crew (the others are Russian and German), but presumably they all will enjoy the Thanksgiving dinners and ice cream being delivered on Cygnus.

Also tomorrow, NASA will hold a briefing on the landing site for Mars 2020, which will be launched in … 2020.

More imminently, Mars InSight, another Mars lander, will reach its destination a week from Monday.  NASA will hold two pre-landing briefings on Wednesday.  First is mission engineering (1:00 pm ET), then mission science (2:00 pm ET).  A final pre-landing briefing will take place on Sunday, but we will include that in next week’s “What’s Happening” along with the InSight landing on Monday, November 26.

That’s all we have for this week other than wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Check back throughout the week for other events we learn about later and add to our Calender.

Sunday, November 18

Monday, November 19

Wednesday, November 21

Thursday, November 22

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