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The Space Council's recommendations address exploration and management issues

CHANTILLY, VA. – Despite strong public support for NASA's efforts to return people to the moon as a step toward Mars, concerns over the agency's plans are expressed in a series of recommendations endorsed by the National Space Council on 20 August At its sixth public meeting since its re-establishment two years ago, the Council did not discuss the recommendations …

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Nuclear power could be "game changer" for space exploration, says NASA boss

Humanity's next big step could be made possible by next-generation nuclear technology, said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. At today's sixth National Space Council (NSC) meeting (August 20), the NASA chief praised the potential of thermal nuclear propulsion, which would use the heat released by fission reactions to generate propellants such as hydrogen to accelerate to enormous speeds. Such powered spacecraft …

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New space exploration reveals how planets emerge

Data on the brightness of a young star led to the discovery of the exoplanet DS Tuc Ab. Red arrows indicate "transits" in which the planet crossed between the Earth and the host star of the planet. The big, soft variations are caused by the star, which is a result of his youth. Picture credits: Elisabeth Newton Researchers at Dartmouth …

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Joint exploration of the moon between India and China could improve relations and counteract the dominance of US space – RT World News

Beijing's bid to work with New Delhi to explore the Moon could strengthen bilateral relations and promote an international initiative to counter Washington's unilateral space ambitions, RT analysts said. India's second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, was fired by the Sriharikota Space Station on Monday. After the successful launch, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chungying announced that Beijing is ready to work …

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The Space Review: An Exploration Shakeup

As the nation prepares for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, including a light show at the National Mall, NASA has been in trouble returning to the moon. (Source: NASM) by Jeff Foust Monday, July 15, 2019 This is a week in which NASA is focusing on its past should, not on their future, until the present intervened. This is …

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Walter Cronkite and the reverence for space exploration

An estimated 125 to 150 million Americans watched the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969. Almost half of the country's 57 million televisions were catered to CBS, to Walter Cronkite, with former astronaut Wally Schirra at his side. "Oh boy!" Said Cronkite, after the eagle had landed in the sea of ​​rest. "Wally, say something, I'm speechless!" "Oh, boy!" Walter …

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According to Bridenstine, leadership changes are linked to the urgency of NASA's exploration programs

WASHINGTON – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he had reassigned Bill Gerstenmaier, head of the manned spaceflight agency, as time was limited to solve cost and time issues with the agency's key exploration programs and to meet the deadline for people to return to the moon by 2024. In an interview with reporters from SpaceNews and The Washington Post for …

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NASA shakes the exploration route

WASHINGTON – In a move that has surprised most people in the space industry, NASA has included two senior officials in its exploration program, including Bill Gerstenmaier, the long-time director of NASA's human spaceflight programs. In a Memo At the end of July, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, had been …

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