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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 for Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 14th, 2016

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA engineers wrapped up a development round of drop tests for the Orion capsule’s parachute recovery system on Wednesday. NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel expressed safety concerns for NASA’s deep space exploration plans in an annual report […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra for Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 13th, 2016

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Mercury astronaut John Glenn, the first American to circle the Earth nearly 54 years ago, demonstrated the potential of human space exploration. Oklahoma lawmaker Jim Bridenstine previewed a U.S. civil, national security space reform plan this week. […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra for Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 12th, 2016

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Singer/composer David Bowie, who died at 69, draws space community tributes. Orbital ATK engineers explain changes to the shuttle solid rocket boosters that are transitioning to NASA’s Space Launch System exploration rocket. Researchers identify compounds to make […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra for Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11th, 2016

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The Martian captures two Golden Globe awards. NASA human exploration and planetary science initiatives emerge well-funded from the nation’s 2016 budget impasse. Europe is so far slow to embrace Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner’s human lunar aspirations. The James Webb […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra for Friday, January 8, 2016

January 8th, 2016

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Presidential contender Jeb Bush calls on policymakers to provide NASA with an “aspirational” purpose. NASA this week established a Planetary Defense Coordination Office to lead the discovery and tracking of near Earth objects that may pose a […]

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