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Today’s Deep Space Extra

18 Feb 2021, 15:36 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Today, the Perseverance rover will attempt the most precise Mars landing ever, scheduled for 3:55 p.m. EST. NASA coverage starts at 2:15 p.m. EST.

Human Space ExplorationNASA media telecon regarding upcoming second SLS Hot Fire test, February 19, 2021, virtual 9:00 am ETCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, BoeingSpacepolicyonline.com (2/18): NASA is looking to February 25 for a second attempt at the Hot Fire of the first Space Launch System (SLS) core stage, the last step in the rocket’s Green Run test series. The date will be confirmed after a test readiness review this week. NASA plans a news briefing on Friday at 9:00 a.m. EST to discuss the re-test. It will stream at www.nasa.gov/nasalive.
Russia, China to sign agreement on international lunar research stationSpaceNews.com (2/17): An official announcement could come as soon at June, but Russia and China are discussing a cooperative effort to establish an International Lunar Research Base at the Moon, a sign Russia may be parting ways with its International Space Station (ISS) partners. The first phase would be robotic, evolving to possible short term human missions to the lunar south pole in the early 2030s. Longer ...

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