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Today’s Deep Space Extra

8 Feb 2018, 15:12 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Former NASA astronaut calls on the White House and Congress to sustain International Space Station operations. Congress may be near a spending measure that would prevent another U.S. government shutdown. NASA orders its first space station resupply mission from Sierra Nevada.
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Don’t give up on the International Space Station
New York Times (2/7): It’s much too soon for the White House and Congress to consider ending NASA’s participation in the International Space Station, writes retired astronaut and Navy aviator Mark Kelly in an op-ed. The Space Station stands as a symbols of U.S. global leadership and cooperation. It’s also nurturing a U.S. commercial space industry and new technologies that benefit everyday life, says the four time NASA space shuttle commander and pilot.
Sierra Nevada Corporation receives official NASA launch window for Dream Chaser spacecraft
Sierra Nevada (2/7): NASA has ordered its first International Space Station resupply mission from Sparks Nevada, based Sierra Nevada Corporation and the winged, reusable and automated Dream Chaser. Launch is planned for late 2020. Sierra Nevada joined Orbital ATK and SpaceX as Space Station cargo mission providers in January 2016 under a NASA launch agreement that covers launches ...

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