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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

April 9th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Talk at the annual Space Symposium, underway this week in Colorado Springs, turns to an accelerated human return to the surface of the Moon and the national security role of a new U.S. Space Corps.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

April 8th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Efforts by NASA’s to expedite a return to the lunar surface with human explorers and how best to accomplish the goal continues to stir discussion. Space Symposium, one of the nation’s biggest gatherings on space policy, gets underway in Colorado Springs today.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

April 5th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA’s Stennis Space Center reach a milestone in preparation of the Space Launch System (SLS) for its first four mission launches. A Russian resupply missions logs its second fast track flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

April 4th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… An accelerated effort by NASA to make a sustained human return to the Moon’s surface by 2024 could set the stage to reach Mars by 2033, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Congress this week, explaining the agency is looking to the latest technologies to hold its annual budgets well below levels required to reach the Moon a half century ago with Apollo.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

April 3rd, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Congress seeks more information from NASA on the cost and milestones for reaching the Moon’s surface with human explorers in 2024, four years earlier than previous estimates. Boeing’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner test launch to the International Space Station (ISS) moves from April to August. Mars may have water deep underground.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

April 2nd, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s planned Gateway, a lunar orbiting “command module” equipped with reusable ascent and descent modules could be an element crucial to achieving an accelerated and sustained human return to the lunar surface. The 2024 goal, advanced from 2028 by the Trump Administration last week, was the focus of a NASA Town Hall hosted by Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

April 1st, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Town Hall on Monday with Administrator Jim Bridenstine likely to feature talk of future human lunar exploration. It follows a successful NASA spacewalk on Friday to upgrade power storage batteries on the International Space Station (ISS). Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander carries a NASA contribution.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

March 29th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronauts are to embark on the second of two spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to upgrade the power storage batteries that keep electricity flowing across the six person orbiting science lab. A White House call to return human explorers to the Moon has stirred public interest. However it is not the first and will face challenges.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

March 28th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared before Congressional appropriators on Wednesday to discuss the NASA budget. He also addressed this week’s directive from the White House National Space Council to accelerate efforts to return to the lunar surface with human explorers by 2024. A new study suggests Mars, now cold and dry, may have hosted a climate suited to rain and the flow of surface water longer than previously believed. India’s anti-satellite test creates concern.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

March 27th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called Tuesday for NASA to reach the surface of the Moon with human explorers by 2024, ahead of any other nation with the same ambition employing any means possible. India claims a successful anti-satellite missile test.

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