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Space News President to sign space policy directive Monday by Jeff Foust — December 11, 2017
Congress has already offered its view of NASA exploration priorities in the form of NASA authorization legislation. The latest NASA authorization, signed into law in March, endorses a “stepping stone approach to exploration” with “missions to intermediate destinations in sustainable steps” while maintaining a long-term goal of human missions to Mars.
That bill directed NASA to develop an “initial exploration roadmap” that outlined its plans, to be delivered to Congress by Dec. 1. A separate provision instructed NASA to perform an independent assessment of the feasibility of a human mission to Mars specifically in 2033, due 180 days after the bill’s enactment in March. NASA has not announced the status of either report.
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Over the last two weeks, the Planet Money podcast has been posting their 4 part series on their journey adopting a cubesat, finding a rocket provider and getting it into space. Very interesting!
~25 mins per episode.