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December 04, 2012
MARSDAILY
Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Dec 04, 2012
NASA's Curiosity rover analyzed its first solid sample of Mars in Nov. with a variety of instruments, including the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., SAM is a portable chemistry lab tucked inside the Curiosity rover. SAM examines the chemistry of samples it ingests, checking particularly for chemistry relevant to whether an environment can support or could have supported life. The sample of Martian soil came fro ... read more
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MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-co ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
North Korea has installed the first stage of a long-range rocket it plans to launch this month in position, defying growing international calls to cancel the mission, a report said Monday. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official
South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year, after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week's scheduled launch, an official said Monday. ... more


SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: Media fixes for space junkies
Visitors to NASA's website are currently being greeted with a request for public input on how the space agency's site should look as the agency ponders a re-design. ... more
The Year In Space
MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon
Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extraterrestrial bases in the future, an official said after a just-concluded lab experiment in Beijing. Deng Yi ... more
EXO WORLDS

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours
Scattered around the Milky Way are stars that resemble our own sun-but a new study is finding that any planets orbiting those stars may very well be hotter and more dynamic than Earth. That's ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company

EXO WORLDS

Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disk encircling a brown dwarf contains millimeter-sized solid ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher
The maturity of Arianespace's Soyuz launch system at French Guiana - and its confirmed role as a full-fledged member of the company's launcher family - were demonstrated once again by tonight's succ ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets
Opportunity, after completing the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater, ha ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Japan confesses data breach on Epsilon rocket
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reported a possible data breach on its first Epsilon solid-fueled rocket, Kyodo news agency says. Spyware was found on one of the agency's per ... more
TECH SPACE

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debr ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought

If trees could talk

Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'

Predicting landslides with light

Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles

ROCKET SCIENCE

J-2X - Back in the Saddle Again
A J-2X power pack assembly burns brightly during a hot fire test Nov. 27 at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Engineers pulled the assembly from the test stand in September to install addi ... more
SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. At the south pole, ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Prototype Crew Access Arm Seal Tested for Orion
Preparations for the launch of NASA's new Orion spacecraft recently took an important step forward. A prototype seal for the launch tower's crew access arm, or CAA, was successfully tested at the Ke ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club


ROCKET SCIENCE
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples


ROCKET SCIENCE
Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year


ROCKET SCIENCE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

MOON DAILY

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock
Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful - like a needed wrench or replacement part. "It sounds like science fiction, but now it's really ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company
A small humanoid robot that can talk will be sent into space to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut on a six-month mission, according to new plans. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation
Astronomers are reporting a find that challenges traditional theories as to how rocky planets - such as Earth - are formed. ... more
MERCURY RISING

Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury
New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently sh ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems

Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

How things coil

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics

ROCKET SCIENCE

The Biggest Breakthrough In Propulsion Since The Jet Engine

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid dust from space

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

LAUNCH PAD

Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

EXO WORLDS

A Sky Full of Planets

OUTER PLANETS

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

STATION NEWS

Spacewalks on agenda for new space crew

MERCURY RISING

Large ice deposits found on planet nearest the sun

STATION NEWS

Space Station to reposition for science

EXO WORLDS

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8

Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation

Why Study Plants in Space?

Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

Engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio inspired robots

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

Arianespace ready for next Soyuz and Ariane missions

Who will challenge Dragon? Dragon spaceship postponed until March

South Korean rocket launch suspended

Graphite experiment shines new light laser-driven fusion

Soyuz ready for Friday launch of Pleiades 1B at Kourou

Sea Launch Postpones Satellite Launch Until Dec. 3

NASA, Roscosmos Assign Veteran Crew to Yearlong Space Station Mission

Russia Replaces Proton-M Rocket for Dec 28 Launch

Ariane 5 joins Soyuz in mission preparations at the Spaceport

Private company to launch Sri Lanka's first satellite

S.Korean Rocket Set to Lift Off Thursday

EchoStar and Arianespace sign new satellite launch services contract

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