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Today’s Deep Space Extra

7 Oct 2020, 13:50 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Chairwoman of the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is optimistic that Congress can pass a new NASA authorization before the current session ends in January. NASA moves ahead with new space suit development. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) achieves new pre-launch milestones. NASA invites K-12 students to participate in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest.

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Horn hopeful for NASA authorization this yearSpacepolicyonline.com (10/6): U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, Chair of the U.S. House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, spoke optimistically Tuesday before a webinar sponsored by the Wilson Center and Aerospace Corporation that a new NASA authorization bill with bipartisan support could pass this year. Senate and House versions are on deck for consideration before the end of the 116th session of Congress in January.
NASA is testing the first of its new moonwalking spacesuitsSpace.com (10/6): At the October 1 meeting of NASA’s independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), panelist George Nield offered a favorable assessment of the work by NASA so far to develop a new xEMU, or Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit space suit. Elements of NASA’s first new space suit in four decades ...

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