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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

December 17th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has formalized its agreement with NASA for the future human exploration of the Moon. China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission delivers with a landing in Mongolia. The White House issues a sixth space prime directive outlining the development of space nuclear power and propulsion systems to support human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 16th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A look at how the International Space Station (ISS) contributes to human deep space exploration. China’s lunar sample return mission is returning to the Earth today.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 15th, 2020

New Episode of The Deep Space Podcast Available Now!
Join us for Episode 3 of the Deep Space Podcast’s Workforce of the Future Series, featuring Ty Lee, a systems engineer at Maxar and Sapna Rao, a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin. From museums to science fiction to astronauts, Ty and Sapna tell us about their sources of inspiration to pursue careers in space. Sapna and Ty also dive into the importance of space exploration for our planet and for humanity, and explain how the Orion next-generation spacecraft and the Gateway will contribute to sustainable missions to the Moon and future crewed trips to Mars.

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… International crew selected for Fall 2021 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Japan confirms delivery of asteroid material from Hayabusa 2 sample return mission. U.S. national space policy update hailed as far reaching.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 14th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… China’s lunar sample return mission, the first attempted by any nation in more than four decades, begins its journey back to Earth. Virgin Galactic weathers a troubled first New Mexico test flight.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 11th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA offers update on the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage Green Run test series. There’s still time to enter NASA’s Artemis Moon Pod Essay contest.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 10th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The United States issued a new space policy on Wednesday. NASA selects 18 astronauts to prepare for future missions to the Moon.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 9th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The White House National Space Council convenes today for its eighth meeting. The Canadian Space Agency moves ahead with Canadarm3, Canada’s planned contribution to the Gateway.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 8th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A new NASA report outlines the science priorities for Artemis III. The latest commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) delivers a commercial airlock developed by Nanoracks. Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier and a central figure in the book “The Right Stuff” passed away Monday at age 97.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 7th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) enters a critical ground test phase. Japan’s Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample container descended into Australia over the weekend, ending a six-year journey to asteroid Ryugu.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

December 4th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA selects four companies to collect space resources. The National Science Foundation (NSF) said it will be up to Congress and the space science community to decide whether the Arecibo Observatory is rebuilt.

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