In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration joins the nation in mourning the death and celebrating the legacy of Congressman John Lewis – legendary civil rights activist who also saved the International Space Station (ISS) in a critical vote in 1993. Today is the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully launch its Hope Mars orbiter mission from Japan on Sunday. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley look to end their two month, Commercial Crew Program/Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) August 1-2, the agency announced Friday.
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Rep. John Lewis, Space Station savior, passes awaySpacepolicyonline.com (7/18): Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has passed away. A legendary civil rights activist, his role at a pivotal point in the history of the Space Station program is less well known. He is the Member of Congress who cast the deciding vote in 1993 to continue the program despite years of cost overruns and schedule delays. Today’s International Space Station (ISS) might not exist without his support.
Apollo 11 moments of wonderWamu.org (7/20): On their historic journey to the moon in 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, ...