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Today’s Deep Space Extra

5 Dec 2019, 15:56 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s new Associate Administrator for human exploration, Doug Loverro, strongly endorsed the Space Launch System (SLS) mission during an employee Town Hall this week. Research from NASA’s Solar Parker Probe removes some of the mystery from the high temperature of the sun’s corona, the high velocity of the solar wind and a far reaching magnetic field.
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New NASA human spaceflight leader calls SLS “mandatory” for return to the MoonSpaceNews.com (12/4): Doug Loverro, NASA’s new Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Space Operations, backed development of the Space Launch System (SLS) in an employee Town Hall earlier this week hosted by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Loverro termed the SLS “absolutely necessary” if NASA is to transition its human space exploration objectives from low Earth orbit to deep space.
Aerojet Rocketdyne signs on the bottom line to build hardware for Moon missionsCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed MartinGeekWire.com (12/4): Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin on Wednesday signed up to provide $170 million in hardware for NASA Orion crew capsules assigned to spacecraft destined for the Moon. The equipment is specifically intended for Artemis 3, NASA’s planned accelerated return of human ...

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