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Today’s Deep Space Extra

4 Jun 2019, 13:49 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA could be challenged in its quest to return to the lunar surface with human explorers in 2024 without seeking funds from other programs if Congress does not approve additional annual funds. Scientists rally to support more “one year” missions to the International Space Station (ISS) to unveil the health challenges of long missions to deep space faced by astronauts.
Human Space ExplorationNASA looking at “hard decisions” within its budget to pay for Artemis planArs Technica (6/3): Though NASA’s leadership has the desire to fund an accelerated human return to the lunar surface from 2028 to 2024 without taking funding from other parts of the agency and in particular its science programs, such a move may be unavoidable. During a meeting of NASA’s Advisory Council last Friday, Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, said the agency may have no other choice. The White House recently requested Congress for $1.6 billion in addition to the $21 billion it is seeking for the 2020 budget year to pursue the 2024 goal.
5 interesting things to know about NASA’s groundbreaking twin studyKPRC-TV of Houston (6/3): In April, 10 research teams reported findings from ...

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