MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:21:16 +0000 NASA astronaut on future of space exploration http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/dfb2d86e63d64f228cf49c5939b13692 Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan looks ahead to the future of space exploration as NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch their next crew to the International Space Station. (April 22) dfb2d86e63d64f228cf49c5939b13692 Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:34:48 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT NASA; PAT MUST CREDIT SPACEXASSOCIATED PRESSBoulder, Colorado – 9 March 2021 ++ PARTIALLY COVERED++ 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Garan, Former NASA Astronaut:"What we're hopefully seeing now are the first steps where we establish a transportation infrastructure between the Earth and our closest neighbor, the moon, which leads to a permanent human presence on the moon, which opens up a gateway to the rest of the solar solar system, including Mars. And I think the robotic operations on Mars right now, the increase in human spaceflight activity right now, especially among commercial partners, the plans for the lunar infrastructure, transportation infrastructure that are coming to fruition, I think are all very encouraging."NASA – MUST CREDIT NASADate and location unknown2. NASA animation of lunar exploration3. NASA animation of Mars roverSPACEX – MUST CREDIT SPACEXDate and location unknown4. SpaceX animation of Demo-2 missionNASA – MUST CREDIT NASADate and location unknown5. NASA animation of lunar explorationASSOCIATED PRESSBoulder, Colorado – 9 March 2021 ++ PARTIALLY COVERED++ 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Garan, Former NASA Astronaut:"You know with all the commercial activities, with all the new spacecraft that are being built, with the daring missions that are being planned, you know, establishing a lunar outpost, you know, all of these things that are coming online. And, you know, it's a really exciting time to be thinking that, you know, if I was in my teens or early 20s and and the possibilities – or younger, even – you know, all the possibilities that are out there and everyone can be a part of that in one way or the other."NASA – MUST CREDIT NASADate and location unknown 7. NASA animation of lunar exploration8. Earth view from International Space StationSTORYLINE:SpaceX has bumped its next astronaut launch by a day because of dangerously high waves and wind offshore. Liftoff is now scheduled an hour before sunrise Friday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, when better weather is expected.The four astronauts from the U.S., Japan and France will spend six months at the International Space Station. This will be SpaceX's third launch of astronauts for NASA in less than a year.NASA turned to private companies once the shuttle program ended to haul not only supplies to the space station, but also people.SpaceX began delivering cargo in 2012 and flew its first crew up last May.Ron Garan, a former NASA astronaut who flew on the space shuttle, participated in four spacewalks and logged more than 178 days in space, told The Associated Press the increase in human spaceflight activity is "encouraging.""I think that what we're hopefully seeing now are their first steps, where we establish a transportation infrastructure between the Earth and our closest neighbor, the moon, which leads to a permanent human presence on the moon, which opens up a gateway to the rest of the solar solar system, including Mars," Garan said.For the first time, astronauts will be flying in a recycled capsule atop a recycled Falcon rocket.The capsule, dubbed Endeavour after the retired space shuttle, was used for SpaceX's first crew flight.The rocket was used for the company's second crew flight last November.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan looks ahead to the future of space exploration as NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch their next crew to the International Space Station. (April 22) NASA astronaut on future of space exploration