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Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Extend NASA Authorities

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced legislation seeking to extend the authorization of the International Space Station, foster NASA partnerships with industry and drive efforts in the U.S. space industry.

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NASA Sets Date for Northrop’s Next ISS Resupply Mission

NASA has scheduled Northrop Grumman's 12th International Space Station commercial resupply launch for Nov. 2. The company will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket from NASA's Virginia-based Wallops Flight Facility, the space agency said Wednesday.

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Boeing Invests $20M in Virgin Galactic to Broaden Commercial Space Access; Wash100 Award Winner Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing announced on Tuesday that the company is investing $20 million into Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated human spaceflight company to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies.

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Utah State University Makes Satellite for NASA Aerosol Study

A space-focused laboratory within Utah State University has developed a small satellite that would help NASA study cloud water and ice particles on microphysical levels. USU Space Dynamics Laboratory's cubesat would carry the HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter, an instrument that would introduce the ability to measure aerosol and cloud properties, USU said Thursday.

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NRL Launches Plasma Sensor Experiment on SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft

The Naval Research Laboratory has deployed a plasma sensor platform aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft as part of the company's 17th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The Space PlasmA Diagnostic suitE is built to track space weather conditions around ISS and detect potential hazardous charging levels for the station, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

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NASA Says India’s Space Missile Test Could Damage ISS

NASA criticized India for its recent test of a missile targeting a satellite in space. The agency said the debris could hit and damage the International Space Station, CNBC reported Wednesday. “I’m talking about small debris impacts to the International Space Station, the risk went up 44 percent over a period of 10 days,” said NASA Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Jim Bridenstine.

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Bipartisan Senator Group Reintroduces Space Frontier Act

A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced a new bill to extend the International Space Station's operational life through 2030. The Space Frontier Act would allot funds for ISS' continued operation and omit regulations that prevent the station from further development, the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Thursday.

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