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Below you’ll find news and events related to our deep space mission and the progress that will enable us to get there.

Today’s Deep Space Extra for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA space shuttle rocket engines find new life aboard the Space Launch System exploration rocket. Aging NASA Apollo imagery stirs up memories of humanity’s first foray into deep space. NASA turns to optical communications to enhance exchanges […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 6th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Enthusiasts explain why the moon Phobos may be a stepping stone to the Martian surface for human explorers. Can a growing public enthusiasm for the exploration of Mars survive a change in U.S. presidential administrations? Flowing water […]

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Making History, Again

October 5th, 2015

Ask anybody what an astronaut does, and they’ll talk about going on space missions. And, to be sure, that is part of being an astronaut. A rather cool part of being an astronaut. But, strictly on time spent, it’s also the smallest major part of the job. Back in the Space Shuttle Program, astronauts would […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A successful box office debut for The Martian, a drama about a clever U.S. astronaut stranded on Mars, continues to stir discussions about how soon humans will reach the red planet and how they will meet the […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Already touted for its scientific and engineering grounding, the film The Martian receives critical acclaim on the eve of its debut in theaters. Cast from The Martian visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, hours before the fictional […]

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‘The Martian’ Gathers Political Momentum To ‘Explore Mars’

October 2nd, 2015

The idea of sending man to Mars has captivated human minds since the early 1950s. A plan for NASA to conduct a Mars program was rejected in the late 1960s in favor of building the space shuttle. The Mars exploration idea was revived as part of President George H. W. Bush’s Space Exploration Initiative in […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1st, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The U.S. House and Senate agreed to a budget Continuing Resolution Wednesday, preventing a U.S. government shutdown. Real astronauts and actors from The Martian, the space film drama, talk about actual spaceflight. Set to open in theaters […]

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Mobile Launcher Upgraded to Launch NASA’s Mammoth ‘Journey to Mars’ Rocket

September 30th, 2015

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s Mobile Launcher (ML) is undergoing major upgrades and modifications at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida enabling the massive structure to launch the agency’s mammoth Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion crew capsule on a grand ‘Journey to Mars.’ “We just finished up major structural steel modifications to […]

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