News & Events

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ARE PERFECTING TECHNOLOGIES AND EXPANDING CAPABILITIES
TO MAKE INTERPLANETARY SPACE TRAVEL POSSIBLE.

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

Space Science

March 1st, 2017

Who could have known that the constellation Aquarius, which means the Water Bearer, would have so many planets that could have liquid water around a single star?

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TODAY’S DEEP SPACE EXTRA

March 1st, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump offers encouraging words for future human space exploration in his first address to Congress.

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TODAY’S DEEP SPACE EXTRA

February 28th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… SpaceX announces plans to send two passengers to the moon and back before the end of next year. NASA continues to examine the risks and benefits of adding astronauts to the EM-1 mission.

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TODAY’S DEEP SPACE EXTRA

February 27th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA intends to spend a month assessing the risks and benefits of adding two astronauts to the first test launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule. The change to Exploration Mission-1 could offer an advantage if it can launch before the end of 2019, according to Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations.

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Space Shuttle Discovery flew for the final time six years ago today

February 24th, 2017

Discovery’s final mission brought important upgrades to the International Space Station After 38 missions into space, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery launched for the last time six years ago today. Six astronauts flew onboard this mission known as STS-133: Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Steve Bowen, Michael Barratt and Nicole […]

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TODAY’S DEEP SPACE EXTRA

February 24th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A NASA safety advisory panel examines the risks and challenges of assigning astronauts to the agency’s previously unpiloted Exploration Mission-1, the first joint test flight of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule. Human Deep Space Exploration Panel urges caution as NASA studies flying crew on first SLS […]

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THE SMALL BUSINESSES SUPPORTING SLS’S ENORMOUS SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS

February 23rd, 2017

Two massive solid rocket boosters will be part of the nation’s new deep space rocket, Space Launch System (SLS). The new rocket will take human and robotic explorers missions to destinations in deep space. The most powerful solid propellant booster ever built, the booster burns nearly six tons of propellant every second! Each booster will […]

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TODAY’S DEEP SPACE EXTRA

February 23rd, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Historic moon-landing spacecraft hardware to tour U.S. to mark Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary. Human Deep Space Exploration The Apollo 11 capsule is going on an American road trip USA Today (2/22): The Smithsonian Institution plans to take the Apollo 11 capsule “Columbia” on a two year national tour. The tour, […]

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