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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 16th, 2018

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and Roscosmos leadership express confidence Soyuz missions to the International Space Station (ISS) will resume “swiftly.” NASA’s Chandra X-ray space telescope, in orbit since 1999, is on the mend after a gyroscope issue. Billionaire commercial space backer Paul Allen has died.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 15th, 2018

In Today’s Deep Apace Extra… Experts from the Russian and U.S. space agencies are investigating Thursday’s safe abort of a Soyuz crew transport mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with urgency. It’s unclear, however, how the incident will affect long standing plans to return the Station’s current three person crew to Earth and replace them with a Soyuz launch in mid-December. NASA has extended efforts to address a gyroscope issue aboard the Hubble Space Telescope to the Chandra X-ray space telescope. James Morhard has been confirmed as NASA’s deputy administrator.

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NASA at 60: Laying the groundwork for the next giant leap

October 12th, 2018

There’s a misconception in some quarters that NASA’s glory days are behind it. After all, the Apollo Moon landings, still widely recognized as humankind’s greatest technological achievement, occurred almost five decades ago. But NASA is just getting started. As we approach NASA’s 60th anniversary and reflect on the agency’s early successes, we also need to […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 12th, 2018

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The dramatic launch abort Thursday of a Russian Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) with a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut generated growing speculation over the future of the orbiting science lab and the return of the three U.S., European and Russian astronauts currently on board. NASA’s Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, however, landed safely in remote Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz capsule and were quickly reunited with their families.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 11th, 2018

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were reported to be okay by NASA early Thursday after the Soyuz rocket launching them to the International Space Station (ISS) from Kazakhstan experienced a problem. The capsule with the two space explorers descended to Earth in Kazakhstan.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 10th, 2018

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, in Russia and Kazakhstan for an International Space Station (ISS) crew launch early Thursday, expressed confidence that a Russian investigation will establish the cause of a small leak detected and repaired aboard the space station in late August. NASA believes a gyro issue with the Hubble Space Telescope can be resolved soon.

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