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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, 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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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related reporting and commentary from across the globe. The challenges faced by astronauts assigned to explore Mars are likely to differ from those living aboard the International Space Station, according to two veteran fliers. Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin believes Mars water discovery will […]

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Don’t miss the #Spacechat with @MarsJoe on Thursday, Oct. 1

September 29th, 2015

Join in the fun and #Spacechat with @MarsJoe, also known as Joe Cassady, the executive director, space, for Aerojet Rocketdyne and a board member of Explore Mars Inc., on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 2:oo p.m. EDT. Joe is an Aerojet Rocketdyne rocket scientist working on NASA’s Journey to Mars.  He will share the steps being […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. U.S. Senate action Monday and Tuesday on a temporary budget measure may prevent a U.S. government shutdown as the 2015 fiscal year draws to a close on Wednesday. Ridley Scott, director of the reality based space drama […]

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Mars Monday — the Countdown to Mars

September 28th, 2015

The path to Mars starts here! Orion is the vehicle we’re going to use to do deep space exploration. Similar to Apollo, the capsule’s shape design will protect humans in deep space and in re-entry.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. If faced with a U.S. government shutdown at mid-week, NASA would continue operations of the International Space Station and ground tests of the James Webb Space Telescope. Lockheed Martin/NASA use December test flight data to upgrade the […]

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