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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 Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A new NASA primer outlines a three step strategy for the human exploration of Mars. NASA’s Mars strategy will require high profile milestones. NASA considers a space habitat module as an essential part of a human journey […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra for Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 8th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A top NASA official predicts humans will reach Mars within two decades. NASA briefs plan for a robotic Mars orbiter in the 2020s equipped to bring Mars rocks and soil samples back to Earth. United Launch Alliance prepares […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA space shuttle rocket engines find new life aboard the Space Launch System exploration rocket. Aging NASA Apollo imagery stirs up memories of humanity’s first foray into deep space. NASA turns to optical communications to enhance exchanges […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 6th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Enthusiasts explain why the moon Phobos may be a stepping stone to the Martian surface for human explorers. Can a growing public enthusiasm for the exploration of Mars survive a change in U.S. presidential administrations? Flowing water […]

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Making History, Again

October 5th, 2015

Ask anybody what an astronaut does, and they’ll talk about going on space missions. And, to be sure, that is part of being an astronaut. A rather cool part of being an astronaut. But, strictly on time spent, it’s also the smallest major part of the job. Back in the Space Shuttle Program, astronauts would […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A successful box office debut for The Martian, a drama about a clever U.S. astronaut stranded on Mars, continues to stir discussions about how soon humans will reach the red planet and how they will meet the […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Already touted for its scientific and engineering grounding, the film The Martian receives critical acclaim on the eve of its debut in theaters. Cast from The Martian visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, hours before the fictional […]

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