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Today’s Deep Space Extra

31 Jan 2018, 15:04 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization that manages use of the International Space Station’s U.S. National Laboratory volume for a range of commercial and non NASA research and technology development, outlined its strategy to help foster a low Earth orbit space economy while policy makers assess the Space Station’s future. Wednesday begins with a lunar eclipse. Newly assembled Space Launch System (SLS) hardware awaits transport to the Kennedy Space Center.
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