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Today’s DeepSpace Extra

October 20th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The second of four core stage rocket engines assigned to NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) test flight with astronauts undergoes qualification test. Japanese satellite charts possible moon cave habitat for future human explorers.

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Today’s DeepSpace Extra

October 19th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. and Australia sign long-term space cooperation agreement; the sun may electrify Martian moons; and the James Webb telescope budget stays on track.

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Today’s DeepSpace Extra

October 18th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A Soyuz capsule suffered a small leak leading to partial depressurization during the return to Earth of three ISS crew members in April. A call from Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the newly re-established National Space Council, to return U.S. astronauts to the moon earlier this month gains traction among companies interested in developing capabilities for use on or near the moon.

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Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Announces Board of Advisors

October 17th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new 20-member Board of Advisors. The diverse group of highly qualified, professionals with backgrounds in space development, technology, operations, and science hails from industry, academia, government, not-for profit associations and media. Together they will work closely with Dittmar and the Coalition Board of Directors on the strategy, vision, and outreach of the organization.

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Today’s DeepSpace Extra

October 17th, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion are in the midst of ground processing for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), a piloted test flight of the deep space mission hardware around the moon and back. Vice President Mike Pence’s call to return to the moon with astronauts has the nation’s space community assessing the opportunities.

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