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Today’s Deep Space Extra

1 Mar 2021, 16:42 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA spacewalkers begin an International Space Station solar power upgrade. On-orbit satellite servicing keeps gaining support.

Human Space Exploration

More good vibes for NASA from Biden & Harris
Spacepolicyonline.com (2/27): In remarks in Texas last week, President Joe Biden mentioned the Perseverance rover’s successful Mars landing as a sign that “America can do anything.” Also last week, Vice President Kamala Harris called the International Space Station (ISS) to speak to astronaut Victor Glover in celebration of Black History Month. Glover is the first African American astronaut to fly a long-term mission aboard the ISS. Harris also praised the renaming of NASA’s Headquarters after Mary Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer. Meanwhile, the space community awaits the roll-out of the first Biden budget request for space matters.
Astronauts complete spacewalk to prep for Station power system upgrades
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
CBS News via Spaceflightnow.com (2/28): NASA spacewalkers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover initiated a year-long plan to upgrade the solar power generation potential of the International Space Station (ISS) with a seven-hour spacewalk on Sunday. Six of eight ISS solar power channels are set to be upgraded over ...

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