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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

August 2nd, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s plans to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024 will not diminish its commitment to R & D aboard the International Space Station (ISS), according to Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The U.S. Senate has joined the House in recess for August, with work on a 2020 budget remaining for September. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the hottest extra solar planet yet.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

August 1st, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A Russian Progress cargo vehicle reached the International Space Station (ISS) within 3 1/2 hours of launch on Wednesday. The Planetary Society announces success with its Light Sail-2, a small spacecraft mission designed to demonstrate sun light as a propulsion source. NASA’s Transiting Exo-planet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission celebrates the discovery of multiple roughly Earth sized planets around a nearby star.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 31st, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Tuesday called on more commercial companies to submit proposals for its Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative and announced agreements with 13 companies to develop technologies on seven fronts for Moon and Mars exploration. Russia plans a fast track cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 12th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Top House space committee leaders raise questions about removal of NASA human space exploration leadership. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks about his decision to replace Human Exploration and Operations Directorate leadership. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft executes 2nd landing on asteroid Ryugu.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 10th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Members of the U.S. Senate are at work on new bipartisan NASA authorization legislation that would include a bold vision for human exploration. Discussion over how NASA can best accelerate a human return to the Moon in 2024 continues. China calls on the country’s science community, young and experienced, to propose research for its future space station.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 9th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. Senate will convene a hearing today to discuss the past, present and future of space exploration. Many celebrated last week as NASA and its contractor team carried out a successful test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion Launch Abort System from Florida’s Space Coast. It was a significant milestone in efforts to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon from 2028 to 2024. But there’s more work to come.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 8th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As the 50th anniversary of the first human Moon landing approaches, Apollo 11 on July 20, the discussion over how best to return and when ramps up. Russia envisions a role for 3-D manufacturing in the production of a Moon settlement using lunar soil. Dust swirls at the Martian north pole.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 3rd, 2019

Please note that CDSExtra will be on hiatus for the 4th of July holiday and also on Friday, July 5. We will return on Monday, July 8.

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Orion program and its contractor team cheered the success Tuesday of the Ascent Abort Test-2 launch and three minute flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The test demonstrated a critical technology developed to protect the lives of NASA astronauts assigned to the Moon and other deep space destinations.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 2nd, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion Launch Abort System underwent a critical test early this morning. The hardware is an essential part of U.S. efforts to return to the surface of the Moon in 2024 with human explorers, where they are to establish a sustainable presence to prepare for the future exploration of Mars.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

July 1st, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Lots of ground activities, and a major flight test in support of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew capsule development are underway this week.  Human Space Exploration Biggest hurdles to reaching the Moon and Mars are not technicalThe Hill (6/29): NASA’s successes, including landing the first human explorers […]

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