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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 Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 16th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Findings from Cassini, a joint U.S. European spacecraft mission to Saturn, suggests the moon Enceladus hosts a global ocean beneath its icy surface. A galaxy survey suggests no super advanced space civilizations lurking nearby. Swedish scientists believe […]

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James Webb Space Telescope’s backplane being integrated at Goddard

September 15th, 2015

The James Webb Space Telescope, humanity’s next great observatory, is getting closer and closer to launch. The telescope’s backplane recently arrived at Goddard Space Flight Center for integration. The backplane is a crucial component that is responsible for holding the telescope’s mirrors in place while in operation. Check out the Aug. 28 This Week @ […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September 15th, 2015

Today’s (Tuesday) space news scan offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Reaching Mars could help to solve pressing issues at home. Space likely to figure in U.S. presidential decision — quietly, if not as a publicized issue. The Martian star Matt Damon urges more human space exploration. […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14th, 2015

Today’s (Monday) space news scan offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The next U.S. president should consult with the aerospace industry on nation’s exploration goals, according to op-ed. New Pluto photos reveal strange moon Nix. Planet Mercury’s spin rate hints at complex core. Soyuz landing brings record-setting […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11th, 2015

  Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin displays an eagerness to rev up public enthusiasm for space with a new Mars book for children. Engineers begin welding pieces of the NASA/Lockheed Martin Orion capsule assigned to the first unpiloted, moon and […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Assembly of the NASA/Lockheed Martin Orion capsule assigned to the first space test flight of the Space Launch System heavy lift rocket has begun at the Michoud Assembly Facility. Orion’s parachute recovery system clears recent demanding drop […]

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