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Today’s Deep Space Extra

1 Jul 2021, 14:18 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA names two women to lead the Kennedy Space Center and the Johnson Space Center.

Human Space ExplorationTwo NASA Centers get new Directors, both womenSpacepolicyonline.com (6/30): Vanessa Wyche was named director of the Johnson Space Center (JSC) by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Wednesday. Wyche has been serving in an acting role since May, taking over for Mark Geyer, who retired. A bioengineer, Wyche is a 31-year NASA veteran. Janet Petro was also named director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Wednesday. Petro is the first woman to lead (KSC) in its almost 60-year history. She was Bob Cabana’s deputy before he moved up to NASA Headquarters last month to serve as Associate Administrator, the top civil servant in the agency.

Space ScienceMars has auroras and a U.A.E. spacecraft captured new pictures of themNation World News (6/30): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hope orbiter, which reached Mars in February, is characterizing an auroral display in the planet’s atmosphere with a far bigger reach than the Earth’s aurora, which are centered above the south and north poles. Ongoing studies may reveal new details about the thin Martian atmosphere.
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