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Today’s Deep Space Extra

22 Jan 2020, 13:09 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Houston congressman urges multi-year appropriation for NASA to stabilize Artemis lunar initiative. Three from NASA to enter U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Voting underway to name NASA’s Mars 2020 rover.
Human Space Exploration One lawmaker’s plan to stabilize the space programPolitico (1/17): U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, a Houston Republican, is urging passage of a multi-year appropriations measure for NASA to help the agency avoid political pitfalls as it strives to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon from 2028 to 2024. “Let’s have a stable space program that can survive a change in administration, change in administrator, change in Congress, that can get us back to the Moon and explore deep space,” says Olson, who is a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics with plans to leave Congress at year’s end.
Russian space firm offers lunar transportation system independent of U.S. orbital platformTASS of Russia (1/21): Russia’s Energia Space Rocket Corporation reports a reusable rocket concept, Ryvok-2, or Breakthrough-2 in English, for the transportation of a reusable spacecraft to the lunar surface. While not requiring a stop at a lunar orbiting Gateway, Ryvok-2 would refuel ...

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