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On Apr 21, 2020
@jeff_foust shared
RT @SpaceNews_Inc: Less than a year after rolling out a broad strategy for supporting commercial activity in low Earth orbit, NASA is working to revise that strategy while restructuring its management of commercial initiatives. https://t.co/6MRbgv3cQi https://t.co/DKCGFvMDNH
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NASA adjusting its strategy for LEO commercialization

NASA adjusting its strategy for LEO commercialization

NASA is working to revise a broad strategy for supporting commercial activity in low Earth orbit while changing its management of commercial initiatives.

On Apr 21, 2020
@ISUnet shared
Practice working in space from your living room! Interactive Space Program - ISU's brand new, all online program is now accepting applications for this summer. Apply by 31-May at https://t.co/brvXB1wnLB https://t.co/HOufnUrXIE
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Interactive Space Program

Interactive Space Program

The Space Studies Program (SSP), a curriculum designed specifically for professionals starting or changing emphasis in their space careers or for persons working in space-related fields who ...

On Apr 22, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
Among the domestic industries that provide equipment and services to the Pentagon, suppliers in the aviation, shipbuilding and small space launch sectors have been the most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, top procurement official Ellen Lord said. https://t.co/OtmFAvsFTc https://t.co/ZYOTnhCdwk
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Pentagon identifies small launch industry as one of the most impacted by pandemic

Pentagon identifies small launch industry as one of the most impacted by pandemic

Ellen Lord: “We're looking where the greatest pain points are, and again, it's really aviation, shipbuilding and small space launch.”

On Apr 23, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
Firefly Aerospace has signed a contract with Spaceflight to be the primary customer for a rideshare mission on Firefly’s Alpha small launch vehicle in 2021. https://t.co/0UmtHQ14pF https://t.co/nXXeNNXLte
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Firefly signs launch agreement with Spaceflight

Firefly signs launch agreement with Spaceflight

Firefly Aerospace has signed a contract with Spaceflight to be the primary customer for a rideshare mission on Firefly’s Alpha small launch vehicle in 2021.

On Apr 28, 2020
@pbdes shared
U.S. Secretary of State Blasts Iranian Satellite Launch https://t.co/wKAnguPRai via @spacecom
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U.S. Secretary of State Blasts Iranian Satellite Launch

U.S. Secretary of State Blasts Iranian Satellite Launch

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Statement For years, Iran has claimed its space program is purely peaceful and civilian. This week’s launch of a military satellite by …

On Apr 27, 2020
@csf_spaceflight shared
RT @MadeInSpace: Made In Space President & CEO Andrew Rush has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the NASA Advisory Council Regulatory and Policy Committee. https://t.co/T3gHHmGEHv
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Made In Space Announces Appointment of President & CEO Andrew Rush As Chairman of NASA Advisory Council Regulatory and Policy Committee

Made In Space Announces Appointment of President & CEO Andrew Rush As Chairman of NASA Advisory Council Regulatory and Policy Committee

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (April 27, 2020) — Made In Space, Inc. (MIS), the industry leader for space manufacturing technology, today announced that the company’s President & CEO Andrew Rush has ...

On Apr 26, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
China has named its first independent interplanetary mission Tianwen-1, with the combined Mars orbiter and rover spacecraft apparently proceeding towards launch in July. https://t.co/GxoRMcASY4 https://t.co/JbCPUpQ55m
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China’s Mars mission named Tianwen-1, appears on track for July launch

China’s Mars mission named Tianwen-1, appears on track for July launch

China has named its first independent interplanetary mission Tianwen-1, with the combined Mars orbiter and rover spacecraft apparently proceeding towards launch in July.

On Apr 27, 2020
@NASA_Technology shared
RT @NASAJPL: In preparation for the #Artemis program, @NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission will search the Moon's darkest craters for hidden ice. This may help astronauts make use of resources that already exist on the lunar surface, such as water. https://t.co/9bocLzit7M https://t.co/h3rWcoqsmE
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NASA CubeSat Will Shine a Laser Light on the Moon's Darkest Craters

NASA CubeSat Will Shine a Laser Light on the Moon's Darkest Craters

To support the next wave of human exploration, the Lunar Flashlight mission will look for potential ice hidden at the Moon's South Pole.