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Grand Rapids company creates new technology for Artemis II
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Grand Rapids company creates new technology for Artemis II

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — As NASA regroups after another failed attempt to launch its mighty new moon rocket this past weekend, a West Michigan company says whenever that eventually happens, they will be rooting for its success. READ: Leak ruins NASA moon rocket launch bid; next try weeks away“We’ll be watching, cheering the launching, and probably picturing what this will look like in 2024 when we actually have our modules on board,” said Danche Gjorgjiebski, senior engineering manager at DornerWorks. DornerWorks, a technology engineering firm based in Grand Rapids, is developing a piece of technology that is expected to be on board for the Artemis II mission in 2024. According to the company, several devices on the capsule will be fitted with radiation-hardened ethernet switches, the fir...
Space news weekly recap: Artemis program, colliding black holes and more
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Space news weekly recap: Artemis program, colliding black holes and more

Last week, NASA revealed some of the science and technology payloads that will be hitching a ride to deep space with the agency’s Artemis I moon mission. In the same week, a Russian cosmonaut had to cut short his spacewalk because of a space suit battery malfunction. Here is our recap of an exciting week for space news. Artemis I: Sending yeast to space with BioSentinel NASA’s Artemis I mission may be uncrewed but that doesn’t mean there is no life on the board. A shoebox-sized satellite called BioSentinel will carry microorganisms, in the form of yeast, into deep space to help scientists fill critical gaps in the knowledge about the health risk of radiation in deep space. BioSentinel’s primary objective is to monitor the vital signs of yeast to see how the microorganism responds to ra...