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Today’s Deep Space Extra

22 Jun 2020, 13:59 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Changes in leadership of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations continue to unfold. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) is moving ahead with preparations for the Artemis 1 test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) and an uncrewed Orion capsule. NASA looks to assign astronauts to U.S. commercial suborbital launches. NASA and Virgin Galactic reach a Space Act Agreement for organizing private astronaut transportation to the International Space Station (ISS).
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EGS begins Artemis 1 launch processing of SLS Booster hardwareCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanNASAspaceflight.com (6/19): With the delivery of twin solid rocket booster segments provided by Northrop Grumman for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, an uncrewed test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew capsule around the Moon, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) is stepping deeper into its new role of preparing the launch vehicles for liftoff on missions of human exploration to the Moon and Mars. Future preparations are centered around the arrival of the SLS Core Stage, which is now at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, where it is to undergo a “green run” test ...

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