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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

June 11th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Plans to launch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in March 2021 will slip in response to workplace restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NASA is now targeting July 20 for the launch of the Perseverance Mars 2020 rover, a three day slip for repairs to ground equipment.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 10th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA, White House leadership express concerns over achieving Congressional budget support for achieving an already challenging 2024 return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers. NASA leadership believes a so far successful SpaceX Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley could be extended into August.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 9th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Returning to the Moon with human explorers won’t be the same as new leadership, international partners and commercial space operations emerge.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 8th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA contracts with Northrop Grumman to advance the development of a Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) for a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 5th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Russia says a discussion is nearing among the partners of the International Space Station (ISS) for future cooperation in the exploration of the Moon as well as activities aboard the orbiting science lab. Astronomers issue more warning about growing small satellite constellations. The U.S. Space Force likes NASA’s public/private partnership strategy.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 4th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA will continue to work with Russia for the launch of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The Mars Insight “mole” pushes deeper into the planet’s surface.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 3rd, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The NASA/SpaceX Demo-2 mission underway aboard the International Space Station (ISS) following a weekend liftoff opens the door to more science aboard the ISS. Processing work on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), currently scheduled for launch in March of 2021, has been slowed by COVID-19.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 2nd, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The successful launch of the Demo-2 mission may not translate into the additional funding requested by NASA for 2021. The contributions of Nancy Grace Roman, for whom the next generation space telescope (WFIRST) is named, spanned decades. International contributions are key to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

June 1st, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Saturday’s successful launch of the NASA Commercial Crew Program/SpaceX Demo-2 mission delivered NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station on Sunday.

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Today’s Deep Space Extra

May 29th, 2020

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump and Vice President Pence visit the Artemis I Orion crew capsule at KSC. NASA and Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner SpaceX watch the weather in preparation for a second launch attempt on Saturday.

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