In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s plans to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024 will not diminish its commitment to R & D aboard the International Space Station (ISS), according to Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The U.S. Senate has joined the House in recess for August, with work on a 2020 budget remaining for September. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the hottest extra solar planet yet.
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NASA Chief says Moon 2024 plans won’t rob funds from Space StationSpace.com (8/1): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine offered assurances Wednesday that NASA will not diminish investments in science and technology development aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as it accelerates a return to the Moon with human explorers to 2024. Bridenstine spoke before the International Space Station (ISS) Research and Development (R&D) Conference in Atlanta.
NASA seeks “industrialization” of low Earth orbit with ISS commercialization strategy SpaceNews.com (8/1): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine urged growing commercial use of the International Space Station (ISS) as a step toward the industrialization of low Earth orbit in remarks this week before the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Atlanta. The overall national economy will ...