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Today’s Deep Space Extra

18 Jun 2021, 14:39 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Pam Melroy as NASA’s Deputy Administrator.

Human Space ExplorationSenate confirms NASA Deputy Administrator, NOAA administratorCoalition for Deep Space Exploration and CEO Frank Slazer in the NewsSpaceNews.com (6/17): The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Pam Melroy, retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force test pilot, and former space shuttle commander, to serve as Deputy Administrator of NASA. “Deputy Administrator Melroy’s remarkable technical, managerial, and policy backgrounds, and her knowledge of NASA as well as the international space community, will be critical for tackling the agency’s challenges and advancing its goals, especially as Orion, SLS and other systems are being readied to take Americans back to the Moon,” said the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration’s President and CEO Frank Slazer. Read our statement. President Biden’s nomination of Rick Spinrad to lead NOAA was also confirmed by the Senate yesterday.
On this day in space! June 18, 1983: Sally Ride becomes America’s 1st woman in spaceSpace.com (6/18): On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space after she and four colleagues blasted off on the space shuttle Challenger for the STS-7 ...

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