In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared before a Senate authorization panel Wednesday to seek bipartisan support for the agency’s efforts to return to the Moon with astronauts in 2024. President Trump signed a budget continuing resolution early Thursday, the start of the 2021 fiscal year, to prevent a federal government shutdown.
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA sets a new launch date for the SpaceX Crew-1 Mission launch to the International Space Station (ISS). Efforts to track down the source of a small air leak on the Space Station continue. Scientists report new evidence of four very salty lakes under the Martian south pole.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA preps for more critical ground tests of the Space Launch System (SLS). Italy to join with NASA for the Artemis initiative. Congress must reach agreement on a temporary federal spending plan as the 2020 fiscal year comes to an end this week. A strong solar storm is underway.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New NASA economic impact report shows Moon to Mars exploration approach generated more than 14 billion in economic output and supported more than 69,000 jobs nationwide in 2019. Axiom Space nears agreement with NASA on first all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Pentagon improves efforts for the tracking of satellites and other objects in Earth orbit.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared before U.S. Senate appropriators on Wednesday to argue that NASA must be sufficiently funded if it is to return humans to the Moon by 2024. Experts say that the Moon is a crucial stepping stone to human exploration of Mars. The role of women is increasing across the entire space sector, but there is still work to be done.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and Roscosmos took action Tuesday evening to maneuver the International Space Station (ISS) away from a piece of orbital debris. NASA and the U.S. Space Force sign MOU for future collaboration. Russia says it intends to be the first to produce a feature film in space.