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themes from the space policy panel at importance of a whole of government approach to developing policy and th
Themes from the space policy panel at #Goddard2019: importance of a whole-of-government approach to developing policy, and that implementing policy is often the hardest part.
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noaa deputy administrator tim gallaudet is speaking at a space conference on ocean exploration goddard2019
NOAA deputy administrator Tim Gallaudet is speaking at a space conference… on ocean exploration. #Goddard2019
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morhard included in his speech the story of surviving the alaska plane crash in 2010 that killed ted stevens a
Morhard included in his speech the story of surviving the Alaska plane crash in 2010 that killed Ted Stevens, among others. His message: be acutely aware of how blessed you are to be alive. #Goddard2019
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morhard giving an overview of nasas plans making several references to sls and orion we dont get to mars witho
Morhard giving an overview of NASA’s plans, making several references to SLS and Orion. “We don’t get to Mars without SLS.” #Goddard2019
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morhard notes he and administrator jim bridenstine were practicing speeches one night and bridenstine stood up
Morhard notes he and administrator Jim Bridenstine were practicing speeches one night and Bridenstine “stood up and talked about farming for 39 minutes.” [This is… not surprising.] #Goddard2019
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morhard notes that chris scolese who introduced him has been nominated to be nro director wishes him the best
Morhard notes that Chris Scolese, who introduced him, has been nominated to be NRO director. Wishes him the best “because I don’t want to go through another nomination process.” #Goddard2019
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the national space council will meet again next tuesday in huntsville ala to discuss nasas exploration plans
The National Space Council will meet again next Tuesday in Huntsville, Ala., to discuss NASA’s exploration plans. https://t.co/PLuYwU0Hya
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back in dc well silver spring md for the goddard memorial symposium nasa deputy administrator jim morhard is g
Back in DC (well, Silver Spring, Md.) for the Goddard Memorial Symposium. NASA deputy administrator Jim Morhard is giving the opening keynote shortly. https://t.co/9xOcjKW42X
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spaceils lander performed a maneuver tuesday that puts it on course for arriving at the moon next month while
SpaceIL’s lander performed a maneuver Tuesday that puts it on course for arriving at the Moon next month while the lander’s manufacturer, IAI, explores future commercial opportunities. https://t.co/2c7WgoYq9R
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osiris rex project manager rich burns modestly concerned about safety of spacecraft from these ejected particl
OSIRIS-REx project manager Rich Burns: “modestly concerned” about safety of spacecraft from these ejected particles. Did a safety assessment with three independent parties, all of which concluded low likelihood of an impact.

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iss controllers still on the job but without pay for more than three weeks now
ISS controllers still on the job, but without pay for more than three weeks now.
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now thats a view
Now that’s a view: https://t.co/gTezsrSddj
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elon musk announces spacex will launch a dragon spacecraft with 2 people on board on a falcon heavy for a circ
Elon Musk announces SpaceX will launch a Dragon spacecraft with 2 people on board on a Falcon Heavy for a circumlunar mission in late 2018.
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space operations gets 5092b that includes 12438b for commercial crew moved from exploration the exact amount r
Space Operations gets $5.092B. That includes $1.2438B for Commercial Crew (moved from Exploration), the exact amount requested.
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stratolaunch has confirmed what most people have long speculated its developing its own launch vehicles for it
Stratolaunch has confirmed what most people have long speculated: it’s developing its own launch vehicles for its air-launch system, including a reusable space plane that could eventually carry people.
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in the longest long distance phone home call on record after a flyby nasas new horizon spacecraft checked in t
In the longest long-distance “phone home” call on record after a flyby, NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft checked in this morning to say it was in good health after its flyby of Ultima Thule and had collected gigabytes of data. #UltimaFlyby https://t.co/il6h2tCYmU
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a new lunar gateway chart identifying international partners contributions
A new lunar Gateway chart identifying international partners contributions.
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a view from the ground shortly after ignition
A view from the ground shortly after ignition.
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a summary of elon musks luncheon talk leading with plans to end development of dragon propulsive landings issr
A summary of Elon Musk’s luncheon talk, leading with plans to end development of Dragon propulsive landings. #ISSRDC https://t.co/tlqOwDLwpR
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famous astrophysicist brian may is here he may be famous for other things too ultimaflyby
Famous astrophysicist Brian May is here. (He may be famous for other things, too.) #UltimaFlyby
Total(1) => 0.20195198059082 f_f_QM(2) => 0.17901110649109 indS(2) => 0.083291053771973 indM(2) => 0.0938560962677 indM_1(2) => 0.029376983642578 indM_2(2) => 0.0013129711151123 indM_4(2) => 0.0053219795227051 indM_5(2) => 0.015363216400146 indM_6(2) => 0.0023720264434814 indM_7(2) => 0.004633903503418 indM_8(2) => 0.0014498233795166 indM_9(2) => 0.016582012176514 indM_10(2) => 0.017038106918335 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.020462036132812 f_f_dT(20) => 0.020007371902466