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NASA Officials Highlight Importance of SLS for Future Lunar Missions

Doug Loverro, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said the space agency essentially requires the Space Launch System to pursue the manned lunar mission planned for 2024, Space News reported Wednesday. Loverro made this statement with Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, against criticisms on SLS' high sustainment costs compared to those of commercial launch vehicles.

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NASA, Partners Detail How Human Spaceflight in LEO Can Boost Economy, Exploration

An interagency effort led by NASA submitted a report to the National Space Council detailing the opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit and how it could help boost economy and space exploration. The agency said Saturday, it issued the report in partnership with the departments of State and Commerce. In February, The National Space Council called on NASA to work with other federal agencies to create a national strategy for human spaceflight in LEO. 

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NASA, UAE Space Agency Expand Collaboration in Space Operations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

NASA and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency have agreed to collaborate on space exploration and human spaceflight missions under a new arrangement.

The agreement allows the two agencies to conduct research in space biology, physical sciences and human research at UAE’s Mars Scientific City, NASA said Thursday.

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NASA Safety Panel Reviews Commercial Crew Program, Exploration Systems Devt

A NASA advisory committee has released its annual report for 2017 that offers information on the agency’s safety performance as well as issues associated with its space programs. The report issued Thursday by NASA’s aerospace safety advisory panel provides assessments of the agency’s Exploration Systems Development initiative; Commercial Crew Program; International …

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GAO: NASA Faces Human Spaceflight Program Oversight Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Congress consider instructing  NASA to implement strategies to address challenges related to oversight of three human spaceflight programs. GAO said in a report published Thursday that although NASA’s current approach to integrate its Space Launch System, Orion spacecraft and supporting ground systems offer some advantages, …

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GAO: NASA Needs Contingency Plan Amid Commercial Crew Program Delay

The Government Accountability Office has urged NASA to develop a contingency plan for U.S. operations at the International Space Station beyond 2018 as the contractors on the Commercial Crew Program are not able to meet certification requirements this year. GAO said in a report published February that Boeing and SpaceX have indicated they expect to achieve certification in …

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NASA, Baylor College of Medicine Enter Potential $246M Agreement for Astronaut Health Research

NASA and Baylor College of Medicine have entered into a potential 12-year, $246 million agreement to establish a research institute that will work to address health risks associated with human spaceflight. The space agency said Thursday the future NASA Translational Research Institute will work to produce new approaches, treatments, countermeasures or technologies that could …

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