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April 22, 2014
LAUNCH PAD
Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Apr 23, 2014
The third Vega has completed its build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana, allowing final checkout to begin ahead of this lightweight launcher's April 28 mission with the DZZ-HR Earth observation satellite. Vega's assembly concluded this week with integration of the "upper composite," consisting of DZZ-HR and its protective payload fairing. Installation took place at the Spaceport's ZLV launch site, inside the facility's protective mobile gantry. Produced by Airbus Defence and Space for th ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems
What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer. Working ... more
LAUNCH PAD

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission
The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful launch of their Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 here at 3:25 p.m. EDT April 18. A comb ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China issues first assessment on space activities
A leading space research group in China released the country's first assessment of the current situation and future trends of international space activities on Thursday. The report was compile ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter
Robonaut R2, the first robotic humanoid working on the International Space Station, has finally received its legs. The 'present' to R2, delivered by a SpaceX rocket, marks one more milestone in spac ... more


EXO WORLDS

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI
The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition. Exoplanets are planets that o ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25
The date of the maiden launch of Russia's new Angara rocket has been set for June 25, an official with the Russian Space Agency told RIA Novosti Friday. "The launch is set for June 25, with th ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

ATK Announces Contract Award from ULA to Build Composite Launch Vehicle Structures
ATK has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value in ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

EXO WORLDS

First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed By Gemini And Keck Observatories
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial dis ... more
EXO LIFE

A Star's Early Chemistry Shapes Life-Friendly Atmospheres
Born in a disc of gas and rubble, planets eventually come together as larger and larger pieces of dust and rock stick together. They may be hundreds of light-years away from us, but astronomers can ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA's Human Path to Mars
NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s - goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and in the U.S. National Spac ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Rover Driving Up To Crater Rim
Opportunity is exploring 'Murray Ridge,' part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The near-term plan is to drive up to the crater rim's ridgeline and image the interior of Endeavour. On Sol 3 ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine
In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind ev ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

MOON DAILY

John C. Houbolt, Unsung Hero of the Apollo Program, Dies at Age 95
"In the space race of the 1950s and '60s, the leading voices were rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and ... another guy. Household names included Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard and ... oh, you know, ... more
EXO LIFE

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years
Asteroid and comet impacts can cause widespread ecological havoc, killing off plants and animals on regional or even global scales. But new research from Brown University shows that impacts can also ... more
EXO LIFE

Planet Kepler 186 is good parallel to Earth, but there is little chance to detect life
NASA's astronomers have discovered a planet that resembles Earth like no other planet known until today. This planet is circling a star 500 light-years away from us. The first planet outside our pla ... more
EXO LIFE
45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS


EXO LIFE
Meteorites Yield Clues to Red Planet's Early Atmosphere

Opportunity Rover Driving Up To Crater Rim

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte


EXO LIFE
John C. Houbolt, Unsung Hero of the Apollo Program, Dies at Age 95

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon


EXO LIFE
Dwarf planet 'Biden' identified in an unlikely region of our solar system

Planet X myth debunked

WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X

ROBO SPACE

Improving the human-robot connection
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes. Researchers at the University of Bri ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS
The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully berthed at the International Space Station Sunday on its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable
Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists affi ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Go Big or Go Home - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Doing Both, and More
The space shuttle orbiter mock-up has been a lonesome bird at Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center's official visitor center, waiting for its permanent piggyback ride atop NASA 905. But at the ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

STATION NEWS

Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk as Mission Managers Evaluate Busy Schedule

LAUNCH PAD

MEASAT-3b arrives in French Guiana; Ariane 5 delivered to Kourou

MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

MARSDAILY

Meteorites Yield Clues to Red Planet's Early Atmosphere

EXO LIFE

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

EXO LIFE

B3: the vitamin from outer space

ROBO SPACE

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

ROCKET SCIENCE

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

LAUNCH PAD

Russian Rockets used by the US

EXO LIFE

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

SpaceX Cargo Mission Launches to Space Station

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

Continents May Be A Key Feature of Super-Earths

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

The Path to Mars

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powers through First Integrated System Testing

NASA Gears Up for Next Set of Engine Tests for Space Launch System

NASA to Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon

Amazonas 4A satellite anomaly being investigated following launch

Veggie Will Expand Fresh Food Production on ISS

Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Dragon Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed; Station Crew Preps for Spacewalk

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