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Today’s Deep Space Extra

15 Nov 2019, 14:56 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. and European astronauts set out early Friday on the first in a series of complex spacewalks to upgrade a cosmic ray observatory on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). NASA’s inspector general issued an audit of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program on Thursday that outlines challenges Boeing and SpaceX face in completing work on two spacecraft to transport astronauts to and from the ISS and other low Earth orbit destinations. Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute Thursday to the Apollo 12 crew and those at NASA who achieved the second human Moon landing on November 19, 1969.
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Astronauts will take four of the most challenging spacewalks ever to fix a dark matter experimentSpace.com (11/14): European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan prepared to emerge from the airlock of the International Space Station (ISS) early Friday to initiate a series of four or more complex spacewalks to overhaul the thermal control system of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). The AMS was launched in May 2011 as a cosmic ray observatory designed to seek out anti matter and dark matter. It is also helping to characterize ...

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