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Today’s Deep Space Extra

21 Sep 2021, 14:01 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Administrator Bill Nelson to lead a NASA leadership town hall regarding human space exploration. The VIPER rover will land on the western edge of Nobile Crater near the Moon’s South Pole.

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NASA “town hall” meeting and media briefing with update on human exploration plans, sept 21, 2021, virtual, 12:00 pm et & 2:30 pm etSpacePolicyOnline.com (9/20): NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will lead an agency leadership town hall on Tuesday regarding the agency’s human spaceflight programs, projects, and activities on Tuesday at Noon, EDT. The town hall will be aired on NASA TV and streamed on www.nasa.gov/nasalive with a news briefing following at 2:30 p.m., EDT. The event was announced by NASA on Monday.
NASA picks landing site for VIPER lunar roverSpaceNews.com (9/21): NASA announced yesterday that its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will head to the western edge of Nobile Crater, near the Moon’s south pole. The site met several criteria for being chosen as the landing place, including good communication with the Earth and a spot where enough of the sun’s rays reach to keep the rover going. VIPER is equipped with a drill designed to probe ...

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