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NASA Publishes Best Practices Handbook to Improve Space Operations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has published the Spacecraft Conjunction Assessment and Collision Avoidance Best Practices Handbook to provide insight on best practices for coordinating in-orbit activity safely. “Now is the time for all space operators to leverage innovative commercially available space situational awareness data, information, and analysis to mitigate the potential for in-orbit collisions and sustain key orbital regimes,” said NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Jim Bridenstine.

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Space Force Enhances Agility within Workforce; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The Space Force has announced that the agency will maintain its workforce of approximately 6,400, which will enable the unit to effectively complete missions. The Space Force’s minimal personnel will provide faster mission accomplishments with more agile methodologies. The Space Force has cut its initial estimates of the headquarters personnel it will need from more than 1,000 to fewer than 600.

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FireEye Wins NAVWAR AI Challenge, Securing 100K for 1st Place in AI ATAC; Seth Summersett Quoted

FireEye Endpoint Security has received the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) $100,000 first place prize on the Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenges (AI ATAC), the company announced on Friday.

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NASA Johnson Space Center Will Host Media to Promote Administration’s Upcoming Missions

NASA has announced that the Johnson Space Center will host media and social media for "State of NASA" events on Monday, Feb. 10, the administration reported on Thursday. Johnson director, Mark Geyer, and NASA associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, Doug Loverro will serve as speakers at the event.

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NASA Releases Roadmap for Future Space Exploration

NASA has published its space exploration roadmap for the next several years, detailing efforts that will transition human space-based activities from low-Earth orbit towards the moon, Mars and beyond. The roadmap, referred to as the National Space Exploration Campaign, is the agency’s response to the challenge put forth by President Donald Trump’s Space Policy Directive-1 as well as the requirements itemized in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.

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NASA to Embark on Two Undersea Missions

NASA announced today that they will be sending aquanauts on two deep sea missions with NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations to provide information for future space missions. NEEMO will conduct activities on the ocean floor that will advise future International Space Station and exploration activities, NASA said. “It is both …

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US Navy SEALs Teach Philippines Soldiers to Fly UAVs

U.S. Navy seals instructed Philippine soldiers Fridays on how to operate unmanned aerial vehicles for defense missions during annual joint exercises, Agence France-Presse reported Friday. The Seals worked with Filipino soldiers as they operated UAVs, with one drone launching from a marine vessel during the demonstration held at a base …

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