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April 17, 2014
Russian Rockets used by the US
Bethesda MD (SPX) Apr 17, 2014
Since the end of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. and Russian relations have deteriorated significantly due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis. One of the important questions on many minds is: "What will be the impact of this crisis on the U.S. space program?" So far, joint U.S.-Russian activities related to the International Space Station (ISS) appear to be normal, i.e., NASA pays Russia exorbitant amounts of money to fly astronauts to and from ISS, and Russia enjoys ripping off the U.S. Ther ... read more
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Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life
A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In ... more

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad
NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site. NASA sign ... more

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SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday
NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ... more


NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems
For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is ... more
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First radar vision for Copernicus
Launched on 3 April, ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will ... more

Egyptian sensing satellite placed in orbit
An Egyptian land remote sensing satellite, Egyptsat, launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on Wednesday has successfully separated from Soyuz-U launch vehicle and entered terrestrial orbit, Interfax-AVN ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire


Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK

ISEE-3: An Old Friend Comes to Visit Earth
It launched in 1978. It was the first satellite to study the constant flow of solar wind streaming toward Earth from a stable orbit point between our planet and the sun known as the Lagrangian 1, or ... more

Russia investigates top space official for abuse of office
The head of the famed Russian space-rocket company Energia that makes the Soyuz spacecraft faces a criminal investigation into alleged abuse of office, Russia's Investigative Committee said on Wednesday. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
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Pushy neighbors force stellar twins to diverge
Much like an environment influences people, so too do cosmic communities affect even giant dazzling stars: Peering deep into the Milky Way galaxy's center from a high-flying observatory, Cornell ast ... more

The Path to Mars
I have had several opportunities the past few weeks to testify before Congress and explain to the American people the ambitious exploration plan NASA has been implementing the past few years. It is ... more
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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powers through First Integrated System Testing
NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) - later this year. EFT-1 will ... more

NASA Gears Up for Next Set of Engine Tests for Space Launch System
The RS-25 engine that will power NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), off the launch pad and on journeys to an asteroid and Mars is getting ready for the test stand. And it is packing a ... more

NASA to Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment
Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a ... more
Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon

Russian Federal Space Agency is elaborating Moon exploration program

Science, Discovery Channels to broadcast private race to the moon

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Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Getting in Place for a Better View of Endeavour Crater

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Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

China launches experimental satellite

Tiangong's New Mission

"Space Odyssey": China's aspiration in future space exploration


Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station
NASA's Vegetable Production System, called VEGGIE for short, is among the 500 pounds of supplies to be delivered to the International Space Station by SpaceX's Dragon capsule. ... more

Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles
Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity. There are striking examples: the s ... more

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace
Google Monday announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas. ... more

The Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles
By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves. The building blocks that are meant to conne ... more
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