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October 21, 2014
Descent Data May Help With Future Mars Landings
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 21, 2014
NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different than those used here on Earth, investment in these technologies is critical," said Robert Braun, principal investigato ... read more
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet. The orbiter ... more

Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more

Mars rover had good opportunities to image passing comet
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken ag ... more
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Argentina launches its first telecom satellite
Argentina has successfully launched its first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite Thursday, USA Today reported. "ARSAT-1 is on its way to space. What a t ... more


A Different Kind of Green Movement: Seedling Growth in Space
Plants-literally rooted in Earth-lack locomotion. And although plants may appear static, even the tiniest seedlings are sophisticated organisms that sense and respond to their environment. Seedlings ... more
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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

New TALON tactical robot makes debut
A new man-transportable, tactical robot has been introduced into the military and law enforcement market by QinetiQ North America. ... more

"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"
Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport

1980s aircraft helps quantum technology take flight

3rd X-37B test vehicle lands at Vandenberg

A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Engineers find a way to win in laser performance by losing

Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough


Mars One -- and done?
In 2012, the "Mars One" project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. The mission would initially send four astronauts on a one-wa ... more

Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell University astronomer publishing in Science, Oct. 17, has inferred t ... more

Messenger Images Ice Near Mercury's North Pole
NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadow ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


NASA's Opportunity Rover Gets Panorama Image at 'Wdowiak Ridge'
The latest fieldwork site for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, which has been examining a series of Martian craters since 2004, is on the slope of a prominent hill jutting out of the rim o ... more

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Preps for Wednesday Spacewalk
The Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station geared up Tuesday for a pair of spacewalks. Two NASA astronauts wrapped up final preparations to head outside Wednesday and replace a power ... more
24/7 News Coverage
The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

Chinese scientist proposes new scientific satellites

Europe secures new generation of weather satellites

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site

New satellite-borne weather warning system delivered


Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'
University of Arizona scientists have their eyes on Mars for the fly-by of comet Siding Spring, which will pass the red planet on Oct. 19, closer than any comet has ever zoomed past the Earth in rec ... more

Progress-M Cargo Ship To Undock From ISS On Oct 27
The Russian M-24M cargo resupply spacecraft, will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on October 27, a spokesman for Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, told RIA Novosti Tuesday. " ... more

Microbes in deep-sea rocks eat methane, lots of it
Most methane is buried deep in the ground. Some of it, however, bubbles up to escape, and that's good news for methane-loving microbes living in rocks that gather along the ocean's floor near methane sea vents, munching away on the colorless, odorless assembly of hydrocarbons. ... more

MAVEN spacecraft's first look at Mars holds surprises
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and car ... more

ISS Spacewalkers Replace Power Regulator, Move Equipment
Two NASA astronauts wrapped up a 6-hour, 34-minute spacewalk at 2:50 p.m. EDT Wednesday to replace a failed power regulator. Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore also relocated equipment ... more


Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission
Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency's New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit a ... more

Astronomers Spot Faraway Uranus-Like Planet
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus. Astronomers have discovered hundreds of p ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Physicists build reversible laser tractor beam

Superconducting circuits, simplified

Brighter energy-saving flat panels using carbon nanotubes

Catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells cab be synthesized in microwave oven

Social trust eroded in Chinese product-tampering incident

Goldilocks principle wrong for particle assembly

Better lectricity access has little impact on climate


NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere


China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport


Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough


Argentina launches geostationary satellite


Getting To Know Super-Earths


Lockheed Martin developing compact nuclear fusion reactor


Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid


ISS crew working fast to reconfigure docking, electrical systems


Humans may only survive 68 days on Mars: study


Space Trips To Change World For Better: Virgin Galactic CEO

ISS Crew Relations Not Affected by Ukrainian Conflict

Arianespace's December mission for DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellites in process

First Light for MAVEN

NASA Exercises Authority to Proceed with Commercial Crew Contracts

Alternative Earths Team To Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions

New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025

NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

China's ailing moon rover weakening

Moons Can Help Planets Remain Stable Long Enough for Life to Form

New ASU, Nature journal to highlight spaceflight research

Russia to make Moon exploration core part of space program

MIT study finds 'Mars One' passengers could die of starvation

Li pledges China will boost innovation, creativity

Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active

Inquiry reveals design stage shortcoming in Galileo navigation system

It's Just a Phase: Changes on Pluto's Surface

NASA's Hubble Maps the Temperature and Water Vapor on an Extreme Exoplanet

Lynx Spacecraft Development in Pictures

Soyuz Flight VS09 Report

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