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Today’s Deep Space Extra

4 Aug 2020, 14:33 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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New Episode of The Deep Space Podcast Available Now!
Tune in to the final episode of the Entrepreneurs in Space Series featuring Jeffrey Manber at NanoRacks. In this week’s episode, Mary Lynne Dittmar and Manber discuss how the space sector has evolved from only having government actors to having both governmental and private players working together to advance exploration. Click here to listen now. And look for our next series in the coming weeks!In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s successful Demo-2 mission test flight “captures the flag” left aboard the ISS with the conclusion of the last shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. A recent study suggests that Mars was once covered in ice sheets, rather than running water.
Human Space ExplorationCaptured flagThe Space Review (8/3): As the crew of NASA’s final shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) departed for Earth aboard Atlantis in July 2011, its crew left a small U.S. flag, a commemorative Stars and Stripes that had also flown aboard the first NASA shuttle mission in April 1981. NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson, the Atlantis commander, announced the flag was to return to Earth aboard the next spacecraft that reached the orbiting science lab with a ...

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