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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

June 28th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA plans an uncrewed flight test of the Orion Launch Abort System early next week. The agency has selected Titan, a moon of Saturn, as the destination for a bold mission called Dragonfly, one with a drone rotor craft equipped to survey conditions at a place perhaps similar to Earth before life emerged. Sunday is Asteroid Day, and a full solar eclipse is coming to regions of South America next Tuesday.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 27th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Japan sets July 11 as the date for a second landing of its Hayabusa 2 spacecraft of the surface of the asteroid Ryugu to collect samples for return to Earth. Well preserved Moon rocks collected by the Apollo astronauts will be subjected to study using new generations of laboratory equipment.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 26th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA contracts for a key piece of ground hardware at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to support an accelerated and sustainable human return to the lunar surface. Spike in Mars methane concentration continues to intrigue. Israel’s Space IL will not attempt a lunar return after all. Remembering Apollo 11.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 25th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronaut Anne McClain, joined by Canadian and Russian crew mates returned safely to Earth late Monday, following a 204 day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA seeks proposals for a space station commercial module. Pentagon faces changes in space leadership.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 24th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The first woman to walk on the Moon could well be a current astronaut, according to NASA’s administrator. Future Artemis Moon crews will be preparing NASA for the exploration of Mars, where the Curiosity rover in recent days has raised speculation over possible biological activity. China may have encountered issues with the planned launch of its Long March 5 heavy lift rocket. India readies a July Moon mission launch.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 21st, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Congressional auditors on Wednesday offered a harsh assessment of NASA’s efforts to develop the large rocket, crew capsule and ground systems needed to resume human deep space exploration. The National Academies urged NASA to pursue an infrared space telescope dedicated to the discovery, characterization and tracking of asteroids that could pose an impact threat to Earth. A large sample of international astronauts talk about what it means to fly in space.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 20th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Congressional auditors on Wednesday offered a harsh assessment of NASA’s efforts to develop the large rocket, crew capsule and ground systems needed to resume human deep space exploration. The National Academies urged NASA to pursue an infrared space telescope dedicated to the discovery, characterization and tracking of asteroids that could pose an impact threat to Earth. A large sample of international astronauts talk about what it means to fly in space.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 19th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The cost and schedule of Artemis, the White House directive that NASA return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers by 2024, continues to draw scrutiny. John F Kennedy Presidential Library “Space Summit” begins at 9:00 am with an address by Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg. Launched a decade ago, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is proving a valuable resource for establishing an exploration agenda.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 18th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Step by step, NASA is pressing towards a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024, an initiative with security as well as scientific significance. At the Paris Air Show, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine comments on Commercial Crew Program status.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 17th, 2019

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s plans to accelerate a human return to the Moon from 2028 to 2024 promises to be topic at the annual Paris Air Show as well as in Washington. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for a critical test of the Orion capsule’s abort system. Politico is featuring a special report on the “The New Moon Race”. Check out today’s Politico Reddit AMA featuring Coalition for Deep Space Exploration President & CEO Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, at noon ET HERE.

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