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Today’s Deep Space Extra

18 Feb 2020, 15:08 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump expands National Space Council membership. NASA’s planned CAPSTONE mission will pioneer the proposed cislunar orbit selected for the human tended, lunar orbiting Gateway. Northrop Grumman’s latest resupply mission reached the International Space Station (ISS) early Tuesday.
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National Space Council expands membershipSpaceNews.com (2/14): On February 13, President Trump announced that the Secretary of Energy, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy have been added to the roster of National Space Council. The council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, was re-established by the president in 2017, to shape U.S. space policy.
Northrop Grumman Antares rocket boosts Space Station cargo ship into orbitCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanCBS News (2/15): Northrop Grumman’s 13th NASA contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched Saturday on a course to reach the orbiting science laboratory early Tuesday. The Cygnus cargo capsule, named for Robert H. Lawrence Jr., the first U.S. African-American astronaut, lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore on Saturday at 3:21 p.m., EST, after delays for weather and a ground support system sensor issue. Aboard ...

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