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Today’s Deep Space Extra

13 Dec 2019, 17:21 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. House is progressing with the Senate on a new NASA authorization measure that would extend oversight of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2030. NASA and Boeing set a December 20 launch date for an uncrewed test flight of the company’s CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA and its Osiris Rex science team select primary and backup touch down sites on the asteroid Bennu for collection of material to return to Earth.
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House preparing to introduce new NASA authorization billSpaceNews.com (12/12): The U.S. House Space Subcommittee is close to ending development of a 2020 NASA authorization measure, the first for the agency since 2017. According to chair U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the measure is in harmony with a Senate version passed by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in November that would extend NASA leadership of the International Space Station from 2024 to 2030. The Senate version also calls for a stepping stone approach to human deep space exploration without specifically endorsing a human return to the lunar surface in 2024. In remarks before a space law conference in Washington this week, Horn said the House measure seeks ...

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