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Today’s Deep Space Extra

6 Jan 2020, 15:37 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Welcome back and Happy New Year! Russia and U.S. plan to meet in the Spring to discuss Russia’s role in the NASA led Gateway. Record for longest mission by a women set by Christina Koch. New Mars 2020 rover may look like the previous rover, but it is no twin. ISRO says next launch to happen in 2021 or 2022. President Trump officially establishes U.S. Space Force.
Human Space ExplorationRussia, U.S. to discuss lunar Gateway station ‘closer to Spring’ – head of RoscosmosSputnik News (12/26): As spring nears, Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, plans to meet with NASA to discuss a role in the NASA led lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway. Gateway assembly is to begin in 2022 to function as a command module for NASA’s Artemis astronauts, explorers assigned to an accelerated human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024. Talks between the two space powers in 2017 that were to lead to Russia’s provision of life support and airlock components failed to materialize.
U.S. and Japan in talks to boost space ties, send Japanese astronauts to moon in 2020’sThe Mainichi of Japan (1/1): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is ready to ...

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