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July 24, 2014
Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have funds for big rocket
Washington (UPI) Jul 23, 2013
One of NASA's headlining programs is the Space Launch System, a giant rocket program aimed at eventually delivering astronauts to the moon, Mars, asteroids and the deep space beyond. The space agency signed a long-term deal with Boeing earlier this summer to continue work on the mission. But a new report by federal auditors at the Government Accountability Office say NASA and its contracting partners are unlikely to meet their goal of a December 2017 test flight. Officials with the federal watc ... read more
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Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer
Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the answer. ... more

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails
A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said Thursday. ... more

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage
Following last week's successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage reentered Earth's atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. This test confirms that the F ... more
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China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth
China's lunar probe, Chang'e-5, will be launched around 2017 and its mission to collect samples from the moon and return to earth is the most challenging yet, according to Wu Weiren, chief designer ... more


Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year
Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Kepler-421b circles its star once every 704 days. In comparison, Mars orbits our Sun once every 780 days. Most of the ... more
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New Fort Knox: A means to a solar-system-wide economy
Creating an economic zone of influence that encompasses our solar system will be the single most difficult endeavor the human race has ever attempted. The biggest hurdle isn't even the engineering; ... more

Seeing Earth As An Exoplanet: What Signs Of Life Are Visible?
An extraterrestrial spacecraft lurking in a satellite's orbit near Earth would be able to see city lights and pollution in our atmosphere. But what if it searched for signs of life on Earth from afa ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities


Voyager Spacecraft Might Not Have Reached Interstellar Space
In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other manmade object. But, in the nearly two years ... more

Wake up, robot
Code, play and command your space droid - students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game. For the fou ... more

UEA research shows oceans vital for possibility of alien life
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain life. New research published in the journal Astrobiol ... more
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India could return to Mars as early as 2017
India is ramping up for a follow-up mission to Mars between 2017 and 2020 which will be scientific in scope, the chairman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said. The final ... more

World's Largest Spacecraft Welding Tool Will Build Core Stage of NASA's Space Launch System
A 170-foot powerhouse - the Vertical Assembly Center (VAC) - is near completion and will soon be ready to build the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful ro ... more
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K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

How honey bees stay cool

Seals forage at offshore wind farms

15-year analysis of blue whales off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

Meat turns up the heat

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Ecological impact of microbial respiration in oxygen-starved oceans


Next ISS Cargo Spacecraft Rolls Out to Pad
The International Space Station's Expedition 40 crew tackled physics and medical research Tuesday, as a new Russian resupply spacecraft rolled out for Wednesday's launch to the orbiting complex. Mea ... more

Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, says University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack, based on images and dat ... more

Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage
Ailing Chinese moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," might have been damaged by knocking against rocks on a lunar surface that is more complicated than expected, its designer has said. Yutu, Chin ... more

Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide
He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. ... more

Getting a grip on robotic grasp
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand ... more


Sierra Nevada Contacts All Six On-Orbit ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has commenced the on-orbit checkout phase for six ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites, establishing communication with each satellite as planned. The satellit ... more

Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes - steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for sh ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

A noble gas cage

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'


Scientists release most thorough map yet of Mars


'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot


Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future


SSERVI: Serving NASA's Mission to the Moon and Beyond, Part 2


Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'


Russian Resupply Spacecraft to Deliver Snails to ISS for Experiments


GOES-R Magnetometer Ready for Spacecraft Integration


Space Systems/Loral conducting technology studies for NASA


NASA sends odor-resistant clothes to ISS


Brown Dwarfs May Wreak Havoc on Orbits of Nearby Planets

Lockheed provides support services for ISS program

ISS 'space truck' launch postponed: Arianespace

NASA names Kennedy Space Center building for Neil Armstrong

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests 1 Newton Thruster for Green Propellant Infusion Mission

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful

Squishy robots

SSERVI: Serving NASA's Mission to the Moon and Beyond, Part 1

NASA Announces Early Career Faculty Space Tech Research Grants

NASA Mission To Reap Bonanza of Earth-sized Planets

Manned mission to Moon scheduled by Roscosmos for 2020-2031

NASA Rover's Images Show Laser Flash on Martian Rock

Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact

ASU, USGS project yields sharpest map of Mars' surface properties

Airbus Defence and Space prepares launch of ATV-5 "Georges Lemaitre"

Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities

ATV's fiery break-up to be seen from inside

Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation

Sanctions on Russian launchers confers advantage to others

UAE to create space agency, send unmanned probe to Mars

First Launch of Proton After Crash Scheduled for September 28

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