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Today’s Deep Space Extra

25 May 2021, 15:08 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Another space-related amendment has been submitted to the Endless Frontier Act. NASA, Boeing collaborate on optimizing the production areas at the Michoud Assembly Facility.

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NASA and Boeing working on optimizing SLS stage production at MAFCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Northrop GrummanNASAspaceflight.com (5/24): Boeing has worked for two years on a strategy to optimize the production volume within NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans for manufacture of the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and the Exploration Upper Stage, which is to become part of the SLS Block 1B rocket upgrade. The optimization effort is expected to take about five years to complete, according to Jennifer Boland-Masterson, director of Boeing operations at the New Orleans facility.
Bernie Sanders wants to stop NASA funding for Blue OriginArs Technica (5/24): Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act, which is now under consideration by the full Senate, to remove language introduced earlier this month that seeks $10 billion in additional funding for NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) program. The call for additional funding for HLS was first introduced into the act by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). ...

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