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January 12, 2013
SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Jan 11, 2013
U.S. commercial space company SpaceX says it has picked March 1 for the next launch of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. The company requested the date from the Cape Canaveral, Fla., spaceport it uses for launching its Falcon rockets. It will be the third flight for a Falcon rocket to ferry a Dragon cargo capsule carrying food, supplies and scientific equipment experiments for delivery to the ISS, reported Friday. One of the Falcon rocket's nine ... read more
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'Doomsday asteroid' poses no threat: NASA
A space rock popularly dubbed the "doomsday asteroid" because of fears it could smash into Earth a couple of decades from now poses no risk, NASA said after new observations of the object. ... more

Astronomers spot biggest structure in Universe
Astronomers on Friday said they had observed the largest structure yet seen in the cosmos, a cluster of galaxies from the early Universe that spans an astonishing four billion light years. ... more

Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES
Chinese high-tech companies have showcased some of the most eye-popping gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, bidding to reverse their lack of global brand recognition. ... more
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Turkey postpones order for its first two F-35 fighters
Turkey said Friday it has postponed an order to purchase its first two US-made F-35 fighter jets due to technical problems and rising costs, but said it still intends to buy 100 more in the long run. ... more


Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew
Spacetime may be less like foamy quantum beer and more like smooth Einsteinian whiskey, according to research led by physicist Robert Nemiroff of Michigan Technological University being presented th ... more
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Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake
It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lak ... more

NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. Air Force defers 45 F-35s from budget plan

Worldwide F-35 fleet exceeds 50,000 flight hours

SpaceX to carry military payloads as US phases out Russian rocket engines

AMEC receives contract to support Aegis Ashore in Poland

US, allies target N. Korea finances after rocket test

S. Korean firms begin pull-out from industrial park in North

Russia, Belarus agree on sale of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters


UT Arlington researchers try new approach for simulating supernovas
Two University of Texas at Arlington researchers want to bridge the gap between what is known about exploding stars and the remnants left behind thousands of years later. So they're trying something ... more

KVH Introduces New Business Class Service for mini-VSAT Broadband Network
In a precedent-setting move for the maritime satellite communications market, industry leader KVH Industries, Inc. is launching new Unrestricted Rate Plans featuring Business Class Service for its m ... more

Arianespace's industry leadership will continue with 12 launcher family missions planned in 2013
Applying the full benefits of its launcher family, Arianespace is targeting a total of 12 missions with Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega in 2013 - maintaining its launch services leadership and building on ... more
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Sofia Spots Recent Starburst In The Milky Way Galaxy'S Center
Researchers using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hol ... more

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island
Captain William Mynors was not particularly creative as he sailed past a remote island in the Indian Ocean on the 'Royal Mary', a ship belonging to the British East India Company, on 25 December 164 ... more
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Moscow gets rid off aerosols

Fossil discovery: Extraordinary 'big-mouthed' fish from Cretaceous Period

Fish fins can sense touch

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AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign
AXE is going where only few have gone before by giving guys the ultimate out-of-this-world experience: a trip to space. To recruit guys for this once-in-a-lifetime epic journey, AXE is creating the ... more

Arianespace addresses The Insurance Institute of London
Speaking in the ongoing lecture series organized by The Insurance Institute of London, Arianespace reaffirmed its partnership with today's leading space insurance firms. The Insurance Institut ... more

China no longer reliant on satellite image imports
China's first high-resolution, stereo mapping satellite Ziyuan III meets international standards, ridding the country of its reliance on imports of satellite images. It was announced at a semi ... more
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts

NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush

Mars500 project - salt balance of the Mars 'astronauts'

AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign

Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES

Simulated Mars mission shows good sleep is critical

Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft


Dark Energy Alternatives to Einstein Are Running Out of Room
Research by University of Arizona astronomy professor Rodger Thompson finds that a popular alternative to Albert Einstein's theory for the acceleration of the expansion of the universe does not fit ... more

Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate
In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star. While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, and sometimes even exploding, the lumin ... more

Cluster Mission Indicates Turbulent Eddies May Warm the Solar Wind
The sun ejects a continuous flow of electrically charged particles and magnetic fields in the form of the solar wind - and this wind is hotter than it should be. A new study of data obtained by Eur ... more

Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space
UA physicist Andrei Lebed has stirred the physics community with an intriguing idea yet to be tested experimentally: The world's most iconic equation, Albert Einstein's E=mc2, may be correct or not ... more
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