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April 24, 2014
STATION NEWS
No Official Confirmation of NASA Severing Ties with Russian Space Agency
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Apr 24, 2014
Russia's Roscosmos space agency has yet received no official notifications from NASA on curtailing cooperation, and working contacts continue, Roscosmos chief Oleg Ostapenko said in an interview with Vedomosti newspaper Wednesday. "Roscosmos has received no official notifications on suspending cooperation, we continue working contacts with NASA and other space agencies," Ostapenko told Vedomosti adding: "Recently I held talks with the NASA leadership and European colleagues." The US space ag ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager
NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's s ... more
STATION NEWS

Astronauts Complete Short Spacewalk to Replace Backup Computer
NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Ques ... more
EXO LIFE

Spiders in Space Weave a Web of Scientific Inspiration for Spider-Man Fans
While spiders were busy spinning webs in space, researchers on Earth weaved their knowledge of this activity into educational materials to inspire and motivate students. Now, this free, Web-based gu ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Some astronauts at risk for cognitive impairment, animal studies suggest
Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reactio ... more


SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Names Six New Members to Advisory Council
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing t ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Launcher build-up begins for Arianespace's fifth Ariane 5 mission to orbit an ATV
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's fifth flight to service the International Space Station is now being assembled in French Guiana, preparing the launcher for its 2014 mission with another European Auto ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Program Seeks Phase II Proposals
NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals for technologies that could be used on future exploration missions. The new proposals will build on the most promising ideas d ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

LAUNCH PAD

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

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
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
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
24/7 News Coverage
60% of China underground water polluted: report

Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans

Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated

How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making

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
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

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

Launcher build-up begins for Arianespace's fifth Ariane 5 mission to orbit an ATV


ROCKET SCIENCE
Opportunity Rover Driving Up To Crater Rim

NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine

NASA's Human Path to Mars


ROCKET SCIENCE
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


ROCKET SCIENCE
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

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fifty years of Mustang cool: is China along for the ride?

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics

MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine

MOON DAILY

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

EXO LIFE

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years

EXO LIFE

Planet Kepler 186 is good parallel to Earth, but there is little chance to detect life

ROBO SPACE

Improving the human-robot connection

ROBO SPACE

Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

EXO LIFE

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

LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX Cargo Mission Launches to Space Station

MOON DAILY

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

LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable

Go Big or Go Home - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Doing Both, and More

Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk as Mission Managers Evaluate Busy Schedule

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

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

Meteorites Yield Clues to Red Planet's Early Atmosphere

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

B3: the vitamin from outer space

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

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

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