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December 18, 2012
Beating Heart of J-2X Engine Finishes Year of Testing
Huntiville AL (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine developed in the United States in decades. Designed and built by NASA and industry partner Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Pa ... read more
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CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots
University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hun ... more

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars
On 6 June 2012 Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun, in a so-called transit where the planet appears as a silhouette against the solar disk, something that will not happen again until ... more

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission
The Skynet 5D satellite has joined its Mexsat Bicentenario co-passenger on Ariane 5, marking a new milestone in preparations for Arianespace's seventh and final heavy-lift flight of 2012 from the Sp ... more
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Loral Continues Corporate Office Restructuring
Loral Space and Communications Inc. reports that its board of directors has named Avi Katz, 53, to the role of president of the company. Mr. Katz, who replaces Michael Targoff, was formerly the comp ... more


ESA's powerful new tracking station ready for service
A new satellite tracking station at Malargue, Argentina, will be formally inaugurated on Tuesday, completing the trio of deep-space stations and confirming ESA as one of the world's most technologic ... more
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Experiment Examining a SLICE of the Interstellar Medium
When you look up at the stars at night, the space between stars looks empty. But, yes there is something there. It's called the interstellar medium. An experiment from the University of Colorado wil ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea says rocket launch early as Sunday

Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks

Obama, Park press Beijing on N.Korea sanctions

SM-6 missile demonstrates capabilities

US calls on Russia to hold new nuke talks

$66M set aside by U.S. for military facilities in Philippines

Bulgaria authorises NATO to protect its airspace


Math formula gives new glimpse into the magical mind of Ramanujan
December 22 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician renowned for somehow intuiting extraordinary numerical patterns and connections without the use o ... more

Lights to combat astronaut insomnia
NASA says it will use lighting technology to help astronauts on the International Space Station sleep better during their "nights" in orbit. ... more

NASA probes crash into the moon
Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said. ... more
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Russia to build new heavy ICBM by 2018 - Karakayev
Russia will have built a new heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile by late 2018, a missile that will prove largely superior to all of its predecessors, including the world's mos ... more

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces global stability pillar
Russia's Strategic Missile Forces turned 53 years old on Monday. In the Cold War era, they acted as a deterrent to preclude war. Today, they act as a counterweight to America's global domination pla ... more
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AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have integrated the system module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite six months ahead of schedule. The milestone marks the ... more

N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist
A satellite launched with fanfare last week by a defiant North Korea appears to be dead as no signal can be detected, a US-based astrophysicist who monitors spaceflights said Monday. ... more

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding
Israel's defense industry got two big boosts this week. ... more
NASA Gravity Probes Prepare to Hit the Moon

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

No plans of sending an Indian on moon

Opportunity Checking Out Some Rocks At Matijevic Hill

Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets

Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyer

NASA Progressing Toward First Launch of Orion Spacecraft

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NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts

Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft


Extending Einstein
Physicists at the University of Calgary and at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo have published new research in Nature Physics which builds on the original ideas of Einstein and adds a ... more

Exploding star missing from formation of solar system
A new study published by University of Chicago researchers challenges the notion that the force of an exploding star forced the formation of the solar system. In this study, published online last mo ... more

UI-led team confirms 'gusty winds' in space turbulence
Imagine riding in an airplane as the plane is jolted back and forth by gusts of wind that you can't prove exist but are there nonetheless. Similar turbulence exists in space, and a research team led ... more

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride
NASA has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission ... more
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