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Today’s Deep Space Extra

26 Feb 2021, 14:18 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Besides studying the Sun, the Parker Solar Probe mission could help us learn more about Venus. NASA will officially name its Washington headquarters building for Mary W. Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer.

Human Space ExplorationRogozin, Jurczyk talk, but no announcement from NASACoalition Members in the News – Boeing, United Launch AllianceSpacepolicyonline.com (2/26): NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk, and the head of Roscosmos, Dimitry Rogozin, conferred by telecon on Thursday. According to a Roscosmos summary of the call, the parties discussed a wide range of subjects, including maintaining continuous presence of Russian and American crews at the ISS. NASA is trying to reach an agreement with Russia to launch astronauts on its Soyuz spacecraft in exchange for seats for cosmonauts on U.S. Commercial Crew systems.
Poll shows public’s space priority is monitoring Earth, not sending people to the Moon or MarsSpacepolicyonline.com (2/25): A Morning Consult poll of 2,200 U.S. adults conducted from February 12-15 shows greater support for space science focused on monitoring of the Earth’s environment than further human exploration of the Moon or Mars. Space research and exploration ranked 25th on a list of 26 priorities for the Biden ...

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