This week Congress directed NASA to build a Deep Space Habitat by 2018 and appropriated $55 million for the initial phase. NASA must report its progress to Congress within 180 days.
As of this date NASA has not yet posted a reaction to this directive on its website. In fact NASAs website doesn’t even list DSH as a topic. Clearly a DSH has not been a priority in the present budget climate. Continue reading “Home, Home at Lagrange: Congress orders NASA to build a “Deep Space Habitat””