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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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Six Universities Receive NASA Funding for Artemis Student Challenges

NASA is awarding six U.S. universities roughly $2.4 million in funding under the Artemis Student Challenges with the aim of generating student interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as in the Artemis mission, the NASA-led spaceflight program whose goal is to return humans to the moon.

The awardees are University of Hawaii - Honolulu and University of California - San Diego, each of which will receive $500 thousand; University of Washington - Seattle, which will receive $499.9 thousand; University of Colorado - Boulder, which will receive $499.3 thousand; and University of Alabama - Huntsville and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, each of which will receive $200 thousand, NASA announced Friday.

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NASA to Award Funds for 22 Space Exploration Tech Proposals

NASA will award up to $625,000 in total funds to 22 early-stage technology proposals that aim to support future human and robotic exploration missions as well as boost aerospace systems development and operations. Fifteen studies were selected for the first phase of the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program that will cover initial definition and analysis …

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President Trump Signs Bill to Fund NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that authorizes funding for NASA’s deep-space exploration and discovery missions in the 2017 budget cycle. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 requires the space agency to develop and implement a deep space human exploration plan and invest in science, technology and aeronautics programs, the White House said …

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NASA Project Seeks to Demo GN&C Tech for Space Exploration

NASA‘s human exploration and operations mission directorate will launch a flight campaign that seeks to demonstrate guidance, navigation and control technologies designed to facilitate precision landing for space exploration missions. NASA said Saturday it will test the Navigation Doppler Lidar and the Lander Vision System through April as part of the Co-Operative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies project. …

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Bill Gerstenmaier: NASA Examines Pros, Cons of Crewed SLS/Orion Mission

NASA has launched a study of the potential advantages and disadvantages of having a flight crew on the Space Launch System‘s first deployment with the Orion spacecraft in 2019, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes that agency researchers are examining the feasibility of a two-person flight crew for Exploration Mission 1 that would be flown on a trajectory …

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