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Today’s Deep Space Extra

4 Dec 2019, 13:35 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine introduces new agency associate administrator for human spaceflight to the workforce. Boeing’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) move to December 19 to address launch vehicle issue. Forecasters predict a $1 trillion global space economy by 2040.
Human Space ExplorationLoverro takes the helm at HEOMD, Bridenstine pushes back on $2 billion SLS cost estimateSpacepolicyonline.com (12/3): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine introduced Doug Loverro, the agency’s new associate administrator for human exploration, to its workforce on Tuesday during an online Town Hall question and answer session. Loverro was selected in October to succeed Bill Gerstenmaier. During the Town Hall, Bridenstine also took issue with a $2 billion cost estimate from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the launch of a Space Launch System (SLS) mission. The SLS is a cornerstone of NASA’s Artemis initiative, an accelerated strategy to return to the surface of the Moon with astronauts by 2024, which Loverro will oversee.
Starliner test flight slips two daysCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, United Launch AllianceSpaceNews.com (12/3): Once planned for no earlier than December 17, the launch of Boeing’s uncrewed test ...

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