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Today’s Deep Space Extra

16 Jul 2020, 14:56 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken embarked early Thursday on their third battery change out outside the International Space Station (ISS). NASA extends its contract with Boeing for Space Station engineering support through 2024. Working with NASA the Japanese space agency and automaker Toyota are developing a lunar surface RV for astronauts.
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Boeing to support NASA with ISS operations through 2024Coalition Member in the News – BoeingReuters via New York Times (7/15): The Boeing Co. announced Wednesday a contract extension with NASA for engineering support of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. The value through September 2024 is $916 million. Boeing was selected by NASA as the ISS’s prime contractor in 1993.
Watch live: Spacewalkers in home stretch of multi-year upgrade to International Space Station (ISS)CBS News (7/16): NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken prepared early Thursday for a third, six to seven hour spacewalk in recent weeks to replace aging nickel hydrogen batteries on the solar power truss of the International Space Station (ISS) with newer more efficient lithium ion batteries. The overall change out of 48 NH batteries with 24 LI units on the Station by ...

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