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A Visual History of Spacewalks
Fifty years ago, on June 3, 1965, Ed White performed America’s first spacewalk—giving the country a much-needed space boost and a well-loved space hero. The half-century of extravehicular activity (EVA) that has followed is the legacy of White and the other early pioneers. Here is a look at some of the high points.
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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#RosettaWatch: 67P formed when two baby comets got together
A gentle dance involving two chunks of dirty ice may explain the distinctive duck-like shape of the Rosetta probe's quarry
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Space: It Ain’t All Glamour
There's a lot of messy housekeeping when you're in orbit—and a lot of exciting work too
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Unanswered questions leave ISS crews in holding pattern
Amid uncertainty over future Russian space station missions, NASA orders first crew flight from Boeing and awaits information
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Dust from asteroid mining spells danger for satellites
Both NASA and private firms want to drag resource-rich asteroids closer to home to mine them, but that could stir up dust that could collide with satellites
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Mice in space develop thin skin
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.
Space
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Mission to Jupiter's moon Europa takes important step
Instrument selection has taken place for a robotic mission to study the habitability and vast sub-surface ocean of Europa
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security launches
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday said it has certified privately held SpaceX to launch U.S. military and spy satellites, ending a monopoly held by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, since its creation in 2006.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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United Arab Emirates launches space strategy
UAE Space Agency aims to become an industry leader with ambitious new plans, including a mission to Mars
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:45am
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Watch This Stunning Video of Astronauts Docking at the Space Station
It took six hours and 100,000 miles to get there
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Bringing rocket science to design
Jessica Banks was an astrophysicist at NASA; then she started RockPaperRobot and innovated the design of furniture and homes by incorporating advanced physics.
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture needs commercial orders to survive
United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, on Thursday said it would go out of business unless it won commercial and civil satellite launch orders to offset an expected slump in U.S. military and spy launches.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Supernova space bullets could have seeded Earth's iron core
Stellar explosions seed the universe with heavy elements, and they might have produced dense clouds of iron that went on to form other stars and planets
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Secret US X-37B plane takes to the skies to experiment in space
Officials have lifted the lid on two experiments slated to fly aboard the X-37B this Wednesday
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
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Russian Proton-M rocket fails on launch in Kazakhstan
The country's troubled space programme experiences another launch failure – the latest in a string of blunders
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
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U.S. Air Force kicks off first satellite launch tender in over decade
The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday kicked off its first major satellite launch competition in over a decade, issuing a draft request for proposals for the launch of a next-generation Global Positioning System satellite.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
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Star clusters may harbor dark matter
Astronomers probe nearby globular clusters
Space
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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Space Station Astronauts Stuck in the Departure Lounge
A six-month tour of duty turns into seven, as a failed cargo ship scrambles schedules
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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Weather report on alien planets: Cloudy, high of 3,000
A study of more than a dozen exoplanets is one of the first to examine daily conditions
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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Space agency targets 'tick disease'
The European Space Agency gives financial backing to a Scottish project to use an app to map tick hotspots and tackle Lyme disease.
Space
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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Aerojet Rocketdyne, others look at keeping Atlas 5 rocket in use
Aerojet Rocketdyne and two other firms on Monday said they are exploring options to obtain data rights to the Atlas 5 launch vehicle and to swap its Russian-built engine with the AR1 engine that Aerojet Rocketdyne is developing.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Earth's cloudy demeanour unveiled by NASA's Aqua satellite
A striking map of the planet's average cloudiness has been generated with data from a NASA satellite that's been watching the clouds for more than a decade
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Out-of-Control Spacecraft Plunges Back to Earth
Russia's Progress spacecraft burned up when entering Earth's atmosphere.
Space
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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SpaceX puts Dragon passenger spaceship through test run
A Space Exploration Technologies' passenger spaceship made a quick debut test flight on Wednesday, shooting itself off a Florida launch pad to demonstrate a key emergency escape system.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
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Spacecraft 'to fall back on Friday'
A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.
Space
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
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Astronaut Gets First Sip of New and Improved Space Espresso
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti boldly brewed where no astronaut has ever done so before -- on board the International Space Station.
Space
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
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Out-of-control space cargo ship falling towards Earth
A Russian spacecraft carrying much-needed supplies failed to complete its mission, and now it's spiraling back toward Earth. The head of Russia's space program admits this failure is a big concern. Elaine Quijano reports.
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin tests sub-orbital spacecraft
In dramatic, partially successful test flight, Amazon founder's company launched craft to altitude of 58 miles; company intends to compete for space tourism business
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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NASA probe detects possible polar cap on Pluto
Two months from a historic flyby of Pluto, New Horizons is now detecting surface features on the icy world for the first time
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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Images show planet Mercury in amazing technicolor
A day before NASA's Messenger is set to crash land into Mercury, the space agency released these stunning pictures
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
Rating: | Views: 579 | Comments: 0
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