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DOE, NASA Sign Collaboration Agreement to Tackle Space Opportunities; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

The Department of Energy and NASA have formed a new agreement in support of national space policies and the Artemis program, an effort to bring back manned space exploration. “This new MOU will continue our esteemed work together as this Administration strives to reach the next generation of space innovations and exploration,” said secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

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NASA Forms Principle-Based Agreement With Foreign Artemis Partners; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Artemis Program

NASA has signed a new agreement with multiple foreign countries for collaborative efforts under the Artemis program, an effort to revive manned space exploration. The Artemis Accords agreement sets guidance on the collaborative pursuit of the program's goals. NASA's international partners will help the space agency sustain human presence on the lunar surface

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to Create Public-Private Partnerships

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and Wash100 Award recipient, will deliver a keynote address during NASA’s Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting, which will stream live on NASA Television and the agency's website on Oct. 14th. Bridenstine will address NASA's Artemis program and announce the agency's latest Tipping Point selections and their potential impact on sustainable lunar exploration.

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NASA Publishes Economic Impact Report; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has published the results of its agency wide economic impact report, showing that the agency has generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes throughout the nation. 

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Jim Bridenstine Urges Senate Panel to Approve $3.2B NASA Funding for Artemis Effort

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, testified before a Senate panel to voice the agency’s intent to secure $3.2 billion in funding for the Artemis deep-space exploration program. The hearing comes shortly after the House voted to pass a stopgap bill to extend funding for federal agencies through December to prevent a government shutdown in October.

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NASA’s Human Exploration Directorate Completes Reorganization; Kathy Lueders Quoted

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s human exploration and operations (HEO), said the HEO mission directorate has completed a reorganization and received approval from NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk with regard to the move. “It addressed some of the concerns that folks have had and is really getting us set up for our future missions going forward,” Lueders said. 

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NASA Issues Solicitation for Lunar Sample Collection Services; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has released its solicitation for soil sample and materials collection services as part of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program. NASA plans to enlist a company to collect 50 to 500 grams of lunar regolith or rock samples from the moon and purchase a quantity of the materials from the selected contractor.

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NASA Seeks White Papers on Science Objectives for Artemis Lunar Mission

Lunar Mission

NASA has asked stakeholders to submit white papers on scientific research and other activities that could be performed by astronauts as part of the first Artemis lunar landing mission in 2024. The white papers should not exceed the maximum limit of two pages and will support a science definition team within NASA’s science mission directorate.

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NASA Halfway Done With SLS Green Tests

Space Launch System

NASA has completed the first four green run tests of its Space Launch System rocket's core stage in preparation for four more tests in the series. The effort's assigned team ran the fourth test with gaseous nitrogen and helium as a more efficient alternative to the liquid hydrogen and oxygen propellants intended for the conclusive hot-fire test.

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