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Today’s Deep Space Extra

13 Aug 2020, 13:47 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New findings prompt a discussion over the dwarf planet Ceres current status as an “ocean world.” Despite a global pandemic and economic uncertainty, investors see a future in the space sector.
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CASIS Board of Directors welcomes new membersCASIS (8/12): The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) manages the use of the U.S. National Laboratory volume aboard the International Space Station (ISS), under a cooperative agreement with NASA. On Wednesday, it announced the selection of four board members. They are Gale J. Allen, executive director of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research; Elizabeth R. Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Arizona; Eric D. Isaacs, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science; and Michael H. Maloney, CEO of the American Institute of Physics. They join three current and interim board members.
A successful second rehearsal puts NASA’s OSIRIS-REx on a path to sample collectionCoalition Member in the News – Lockheed MartinUniversity of Arizona (8/12): Earlier this week, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission spacecraft successfully carried out a second rehearsal of its planned October 20 landing on the asteroid Bennu to collect a ...

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