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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

October 8th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New National Academies report evaluates planetary protection approach. The DART mission spacecraft heads to Vandenberg Space Force Base for its November launch.

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October 7th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Artemis I Orion undergoes final checkouts before moving to KSC’s Vehicle Assembly Building for final stacking. Lucy mission approaches launch. Vice President Kamala Harris to host YouTube special about space exploration.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 6th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Soyuz spacecraft launched yesterday needed manual docking to the ISS. The launch window for NASA’s DART planetary defense demonstration mission opens on November 24.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 5th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… “The Challenge” movie crew launches to the International Space Station. NGA renews Maxar contract for satellite imagery.

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October 4th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Bill Nelson continues to express confidence in funding for Artemis. The agency turns to the private sector for spacesuit development.

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October 1st, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Continuing resolution prevents government shutdown and provides disaster relief for NASA and other agencies. Another company intends to enter the small satellite launch business.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

September 30th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… EGS, Jacobs completing first round of Artemis I pre-launch tests. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope experiences pandemic-related delays.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

September 29th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A government shutdown could delay the launch of NASA’s first-ever mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Graduate student interest in space exploration is on the rise.   Human Space Exploration Station crew relocates Soyuz spaceship to new Russian module Spaceflightnow.com (9/28): NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei joined cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

September 28th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… In a new op-ed, Frank Slazer, President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, expresses support for the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s efforts to provide NASA with funds for upgrades to agency infrastructure. Landsat 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base atop an Atlas V rocket on Monday.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

September 27th, 2021

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Landsat 9 is ‘go’ for launch today. United Launch Alliance and others win Space Force contracts for rocket technology projects.

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