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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 16th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Cosmonauts track down the source of the air leak onboard the ISS, but believe a better patch is needed to fully address the issue. European/Japanese space mission sweeps close to Venus. Two space objects manage near miss rather than feared collision.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 15th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA selects 14 companies to mature and demonstrate “tipping point” technologies to foster the human exploration of the Moon and Mars. Just around the corner: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx will attempt to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu for future return to Earth. The Federal Aviation Administration will unveil final regulations on commercial space launch and re-entry license requirements today.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 14th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… International space cooperation takes a step forward with first signings of the Artemis Accords. The International Space Station (ISS) greeted three new crew members early Wednesday. NASA and Boeing target November 14 for a full duration test firing of the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 13th, 2020

New Episode of The Deep Space Podcast Available Now
Tune in to the first episode of the Space Policy Series featuring Jared Stout, who has served in various space policy positions in Congress, the National Space Council, and the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Having worked on multiple space-related legislative initiatives and participated in the development of several Space Policy Directives, Jared shares insight into what has changed in the space field over the last decade, what has remained the same, and the work ahead as space activities increase. Click here to listen now.

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The head of Russia’s space agency casts doubt on significant participation in the development of a NASA-led Gateway. Crucial Space Launch System (SLS) first fueling test scheduled for later this month as part of the Green Run test series.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 9th, 2020

Deep Space Extra will not be published on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. We will return on Tuesday, October 13.

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New studies suggest organic material will likely be present in sample collected from Bennu by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission on October 20. Space Force considers merging assets of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with those of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 8th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The commander of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew test flight planned for 2021 has stepped aside to support personal family obligations. Fragments of Venus may have made their way to the surface of the Moon, potentially making it easier to study the planet.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 7th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Chairwoman of the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is optimistic that Congress can pass a new NASA authorization before the current session ends in January. NASA moves ahead with new space suit development. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) achieves new pre-launch milestones. NASA invites K-12 students to participate in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 6th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Search for a small air leak in the International Space Station (ISS) continues. NASA safety panel urges more Artemis integrated software testing. Scientists find some exoplanets potentially more habitable than Earth.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 5th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New cargo mission reaches the International Space Station (ISS). China selects 18 new astronauts ahead of space station construction.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

October 2nd, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Safety concerns arise over a lack of timely funding for NASA’s Artemis initiative and efforts by China to forge ahead with Space Station and the future human exploration of the Moon. The European Space Agency (ESA) updates plans for a delayed Mars rover mission to seek evidence of past or present life on the Red Planet.

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