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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.

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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SLS’ Boosters Complete Aft Skirt Motor Test

September 25th, 2015

NASA came one step closer to having the agency’s new super heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) booster send crews to locations further out into the Solar System than has ever been attempted before. On Sept. 22, 2015, NASA and Orbital ATK carried out a more reserved test than the solid rocket test firings that normally light up […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The world’s space powers are preparing to meet in Jerusalem in late October for discussions on the latest in exploration strategies and cooperation. Set to open in theaters Oct. 2, The Martian offers a fictional account of […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is finding that his marathon mission aboard the International Space Station may be something like a mission to Mars. Earthlings may find benefits from NASA studies of astronaut vision changes. Scientists debate what […]

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