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Today’s Deep Space Extra

26 Feb 2019, 14:09 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… UAE announces it will fly its first astronaut to the ISS in September. A new U.S. Congress will find much left over from the previous Congress to resolve on the commercial space policy front.
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UAE says its first astronaut to be sent to space in September
Times of Israel (2/25): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Monday the first astronaut from the Gulf Arab nation will go into space on September 25. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre said the country will send either Hazza al-Mansouri or Sultan al-Neyadi to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Russian Soyuz rocket.
NASA astronauts gear up for launch to Space Station next month
Space.com (2/23): Nick Hague and Christina Koch are a little busy: In just three weeks, the NASA astronauts and their Russian counterpart will climb into a Soyuz capsule, blast off from a launch pad in Kazakhstan and make their way to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month stay. The three-person crew has just completed its final exams, a mandatory set of tests that ensure astronauts are prepared for their flight and anything that can go wrong during ...

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