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Today’s Deep Space Extra

15 Jul 2021, 14:31 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. House Appropriations Committee meets today for the markup of the FY2022 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) bill, which includes NASA. Solar sail asteroid mission readies for launch on Artemis I.

Human Space ExplorationHouse appropriators want second HLS, but offer meager moneyCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpacePolicyOnline.com (7/15): The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released its report on the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill, which includes NASA, explaining in more detail what it wants to give the agency for FY2022. In its report, the committee expressed concern about NASA’s decision to select only one contractor for the development of a Human Landing System (HLS) and added $150 million to the request for a total of $1.345 billion. The bill also adds $34.8 million above the President’s budget request for Mars Sample Return; adds $110 million for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion; and cuts Commercial LEO Development by $56 million. The House Appropriations Committee meets today at 10 a.m. EDT to mark up the bill.
NASA conducts fifth test at Stennis in RS-25 series for future Moon missionsWGNO-TV of New Orleans (7/14): The fifth in a seven-part series of tests to develop ...

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