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Today’s Deep Space Extra

5 Dec 2018, 16:10 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Former President George H.W. Bush is remembered for his passion for human space exploration. China prepares to launch the first spacecraft lander mission to the Moon’s far side. Russian space veteran questions his nation’s space commitment.
Human Space Exploration
Bush remembered for role shaping post-Cold War space policy
SpaceNews.com (12/5): Wednesday has been designated a National Day of Mourning for the late President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last Friday at home. He was 94. While President, Bush took measures to return human explorers to the Moon and enable post-Cold War relations with Russia that eventually led to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). “President George H.W. Bush was not only a passionate space enthusiast, he was a visionary who outlined the keys to the next great step in American space exploration,” said Mark Albrecht, who was executive secretary of the National Space Council during the Bush administration.
Building gas stations and McMurdo scale outposts on the Moon
Universe Today (12/4): Antarctica and the McMurdo Station may offer one Earthly analog for what human explorers might encounter as the U.S. returns to the Moon with private sector and global partners. One incentive ...

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