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September 23, 2014
Why India went to Mars
Bangalore, India (SPX) Sep 23, 2014
India went Mars because Japan and China had tried and failed and she wanted the glory to the first Asian country to succeed. The small cars sized Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) with its modest 15kg science package of five instruments was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5th November 2013 from India's space port Shriharikota on the east coast and is due to arrive on 24th September. The Cold War between the Soviet Union and USA gave rise to the Space Race that took men to the ... read more
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SpaceX cargo ship arrives at International Space Station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was nearing the International Space Station on Tuesday with a cargo of supplies, including freeze-dried meals, 20 live lab mice and a 3D printer. ... more

Japanese Firm Plans Space Elevator to Run by 2050
Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced that it plans to build a space elevator by the year 2050, as reported by Australia's ABC news. If built, the elevator would revolutionize space ... more

Midland International Receives FAA Spaceport License Approval
In a joint release the Midland International Airport, Midland Development Corporation, XCOR Aerospace and Orbital Outfitters announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of a Commerc ... more
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India successfully testfires its maiden Mars mission's liquid engine
India Monday successfully testfired its maiden Mars mission's main liquid engine, a crucial step before the spacecraft enters Martian orbit Wednesday. The state-owned Indian Space Research Org ... more


Halfway through Blue Dot mission
Halfway through his six-month Blue Dot mission, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing the International Space Station with only two colleagues: Maxim Suraev and Reid Wiseman. The astronauts ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

NASA Seeks Best and Brightest for Space Technology Fellowships
NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $74,000 per year, will coincide with the ... more

Yeast, the final frontier
Every brewmaster and baker knows that yeast rises. But, as UBC associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Corey Nislow will tell you, some yeast rises way, way above the rest. This month, ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief


NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry. ... more

SpaceX is not only taking a 3D printer to space, but mice too
Not only is SpaceX helping NASA send a 3D printer to space, but they're also taking mice and mutant flies to the International Space Station. The crew of 20 female mice will be a good test for SpaceX for the future possibility of them delivering humans to the space station. The launch went forward without any issues on Sunday morning after being delayed for 24 hours due to poor weather conditions. The cargo is expected to reach the space station on Tuesday. ... more

Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race
The space race to end America's reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion-dollar NASA award for SpaceX's Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


SpaceX cargo ship blasts off toward space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship blasted off toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying a load of supplies and science experiments for the astronauts living there. ... more

Shrink-wrapping spacesuits
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garmen ... more
24/7 News Coverage
What set the Earth's plates in motion?

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing...and melting

Nile River monitoring influences North-East Africa's future

The future of global agriculture may include new land, fewer harvests

Indonesia faces challenging problems to quell ongoing forest fires


Miranda: An Icy Moon Deformed by Tidal Heating
Miranda, a small, icy moon of Uranus, is one of the most visually striking and enigmatic bodies in the solar system. Despite its relatively small size, Miranda appears to have experienced an episode ... more

India to enter Mars orbit on September 24
An Indian spacecraft will enter Mars on September 24 for scientific exploration of the red planet after a 300-day voyage through inter-planetary space, an ISRO official said on Monday. "After ... more

What is life? It's a Tricky, Often Confusing Question
What is life? This is a question that is often asked and typically confused. The confusion starts from the several uses of the word "life" in English. There are at least three usages as exemplified ... more

Two Martian Probes Set to Orbit Red Planet
Two unmanned spacecraft headed to Mars, one launched by the United States and the other by India, will soon reach the Red Planet within days of each other. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile ... more

Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines
The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches. ... more


MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future
The next generation of space suits look less Apollo 11 and a lot more Apolo Ohno, less Michelin Man and more Silver Surfer - that is, out with the bulky, gas-pressurized suit and in with the lightweight, form-fitting second skin. ... more

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92
A spaceship designer who worked on Yury Gagarin's Vostok spaceship and was the last to shake his hand before liftoff, Oleg Ivanovsky, died on Thursday at 92, the Russian space agency said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round

New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

Penn research helps uncover mechanism behind solid-solid phase transitions

Uncovering the forbidden side of molecules

Chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom established

UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod


Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought


Lockheed Martin-built CLIO Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral


ISS Crew Trains to Capture Dragon


United Launch Alliance Launches Its 60th Mission from Cape Canaveral


Space: The final frontier ... open to the public


Analyst: US to Finish Human Space Launcher by 2018 at Best


France raises heat on decision for next Ariane rocket


India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough


NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion


NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder For JPS System-2 Bird

NASA spacecraft to begin orbiting Mars within days

MAVEN on course for Mars Arrival Sept 21

India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport US Astronauts to ISS

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

Elon Musk gets fresh challenge with space contract

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

Chandra Finds Planet That Makes Star Act Deceptively Old

Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered

SpaceX To Deliver Science Experiments To ISS For Ames

Astronauts eye China's future space station

Space: China's final tourism frontier

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

CASIS Research Set for Launch Aboard SpaceX Mission to ISS

Orders secured for new fibre-optic gyro from ADS after qualification

Space Launch System Will Use Massive Welding Tool

Cutting the cord on soft robots

New Study Revisits Miller-Urey Experiment at the Quantum Level

Solar System Simulation Reveals Planetary Mystery

Flash-Memory Reformat Successful

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