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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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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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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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NASA Presents 10th Batch of CubeSat Demonstrators

NASA unveiled a batch of candidates to participate in CubeSat satellite missions to take place over the next three years. The space agency said Friday that it will launch 16 small research satellites as auxiliary payloads at missions scheduled for 2020, 2021 and 2022 under the CubeSat Launch Initiative.

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Holly Ridings Appointed NASA’s New Chief Flight Director

Holly Ridings, a flight director at NASA, has been named the space agency's chief flight director, succeeding Norman Knight who now serves as deputy director of flight operations. In Ridings' new role, she will oversee 32 flight directors who manage spaceflight missions with the International Space Station from Johnson Space Center, NASA said Tuesday.

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