29. Take the W!

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Australia hosts IAC and announces their space program. Bill Nye gets famous (again). And we all forgot to die on Saturday. All this and more on this week of Ad Astra.

 

Places to Donate for Hurricane Irma

American Red Cross: Usually the first group people think of when giving after a disaster. It says it is providing shelters for those displaced by Irma, and it has thousands of volunteers on the ground in the state.

 

Global Giving: A charity crowdfunding site that is attempting to raise $2 million to be used exclusively for local relief and recovery efforts.

 

Airbnb: The hospitality company is working to coordinate people in need of a place to stay with people willing to offer a free room.

 

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Latest from Washington

NASA names building after Katherine Johnson

NDAA Passed the Senate, Now on to Conference

Trump makes a speech in Huntsville, mentions National Space Council, still no details

Pence visited Huntsville too

Buzz Aldrin and Greg Autry endorse Bridenstine for NASA Admin. Duh.


 

Space News Highlight of the Week

Australia announces intent to start a space agency

Yes, Australia will have a space agency. What does this mean? Experts respond


 

International News

Long March 5 failure to postpone China’s lunar exploration program

Australia hosts IAC 2017

 

Latest in Tech

NASA GRACE mission is ending

 

Coming Soon to Space

Outer Space Treaty is about to turn 50

Explore Mars makes the case for Moon AND Mars

Elon to give update to Interplanetary Transport System on Friday 9/29

 

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