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October 19, 2014
"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 20, 2014
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, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues. Since 2001, Dartmouth, Harvard, UCLA and The Troupe Modern Media have been developing the "Virtual Space Station," a set of interactive beh ... read more
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LockMart Team Delivers Lightning Mapper Instrument For Weather Satellite
A Lockheed Martin team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. T ... more

EIAST: KhalifaSat design completed
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced the completion of KhalifaSat's design, the first satellite that will be designed and built by Emirati engineers in ... more

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
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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
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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

CASIS Issues RFP For EO Ideas Using ISS Technology
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has issued a solicitation for flight proposals seeking access to remote sensing capabilities on the International Space Station (ISS) for E ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System


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

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
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


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
24/7 News Coverage
Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

These roos were 'made' for walking, study suggests of extinct enigmas

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Brain surgery through the cheek

Prehistoric crocodiles' evolution mirrored in living species

Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation


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

Getting To Know Super-Earths
"If you have a coin and flip it just once, what does that tell you about the odds of heads versus tails?" asks Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech. "It tells you alm ... 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

NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images o ... more


Argentina launches geostationary satellite
Argentina is launching a geostationary communications satellite Thursday that was built at home with local technology, a first for Latin America. ... more

Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough
Lockheed Martin Corp says it has made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, with reactors small enough to fit on the back of a truck. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

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

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs


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

UA Planetary Scientists, Japanese to Trade Hard-Rock Stories

ARSAT-1 is installed on the Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next heavy-lift mission

NASA Partners with X-37B Program for Use of Former Space Shuttle Hangars

CU-Boulder-led team study origins and evolution of life in universe

Rocket fuel freeze caused EU satellite mislaunch: probe

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