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Today’s Deep Space Extra

17 Jun 2019, 14:28 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s plans to accelerate a human return to the Moon from 2028 to 2024 promises to be topic at the annual Paris Air Show as well as in Washington. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for a critical test of the Orion capsule’s abort system. Politico is featuring a special report on the “The New Moon Race”. Check out today’s Politico Reddit AMA featuring Coalition for Deep Space Exploration President & CEO Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, at noon ET HERE.
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Bridenstine to meet with international partners on lunar plans at Paris Air ShowSpaceNews.com (6/15): Earlier this month in Washington, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discussed plans to speak with potential international partners about the agency’s plans to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers at the Paris Air Show this week. “We will have opportunities to share with them what our plans are, the direction we’re going,” said Bridenstine. Canada is prepared to furnish a robot arm. Japan has agreed to a role. The European Space Agency (ESA) is providing the Orion capsule’s service module. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency, however, cannot travel to Europe because of ...

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