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Today’s Deep Space Extra

25 Mar 2021, 14:39 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Vice President Harris spoke to the female astronauts currently living aboard the International Space Station in celebration of Women’s History Month. New image of black hole reveals surrounding magnetic fields.

Human Space Exploration
Watch VP Harris speak to NASA astronauts in spaceMarie Claire (3/24): Vice President Kamala Harris placed a special call to NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Shannon Walker, who are currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), in celebration of Women’s History Month. The astronauts spoke about some of the work that is going on aboard the ISS, such as testing free-floating satellites that will help with future exploration of the Moon and Mars and studying worms to look at how muscle strength changes in space.
NASA’s next-gen Orion spacecraft makes a splash in latest testDigital Trends (3/24): Engineers at NASA began a series of four water impact drop tests for NASA’s next-generation Orion spacecraft to better understand what the spacecraft and its crew may experience when landing in the ocean after missions to the Moon, starting with Artemis II, the first crewed mission in NASA’s program to return to the lunar surface. The water-impact tests are similar to those carried ...

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