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December 07, 2012
MOON DAILY
New company aims to send humans back to the moon
Washington (AFP) Dec 6, 2012
Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there. Spaceflight, long the province of national governments, has moved toward increased commercialization in recent years, with private companies for the first time successfully launching rockets into orbit. The US space agency, in the hopes of keeping costs down, even retired its space shuttles in 2011. NASA has instead pa ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals
NASA suffers from a "mismatch" between its goals and the budget it has been given to achieve them, according to a panel that said the US space agency may need a complete overhaul. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Six degrees of inclination
Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA's bedrest study are enduri ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF
The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded SpaceX two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions: DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space ... more
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MOON DAILY

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map
Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mis ... more


EXO WORLDS

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system
Astronomers have found the youngest still-forming solar system yet seen, an infant star surrounded by a swirling disk of dust and gas more than 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus ... more
The Year In Space
SATURN DAILY

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought
Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New analysis suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps t ... more
MARSDAILY

Safe Driving on Mars
Matt Heverly doesn't like to make a big deal of his job as the lead driver of the most expensive car in the solar system-NASA's $2.5 billion, two-ton Curiosity rover, which is now roaming the surfac ... 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

LAUNCH PAD

Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit
Sea Launch AG has successfully launched the EUTELSAT-70B satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey, completing its 2nd mission for Eutelsat and marking the completion of ... more
MARSDAILY

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars
During the 10 minutes before the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere to deliver the rover Curiosity to the surface, the spacecraft shed its cruise stage, which had ... more
TECH SPACE

SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe
SES has announced its participation in the upcoming Artes-33 programme "ELECTRA" of the European Space Agency (ESA). Under the ELECTRA programme, SES and ESA will establish a public-private partners ... more
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STATION NEWS

New Crew of ISS to Perform Two Spacewalks
International Space Station Expedition 34, which is to take off from the Baikonur Space Center in December, will perform two spacewalks under the Russian and US space programs. "The tasks of t ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea completes installing rocket: report
North Korea has completed installing a long-range rocket on its launch pad, ahead of its planned launch this month in defiance of widespread international condemnation, a report said Wednesday. ... 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

MARSDAILY

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020
NASA plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said Tuesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Civil Space 2013 Symposium
The Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is sponsoring a technical symposium (titled "Civil Space 2013") to discuss current challenges, opportu ... more
MARSDAILY

Ancient Mars May Have Captured Enormous Floodwaters
An international research team led by the Planetary Science Institute has found evidence that indicates that approximately 2 billion years ago enormous volumes of catastrophic floods discharges may ... more
MARSDAILY
SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF

Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club


MARSDAILY
NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples


MARSDAILY
New company aims to send humans back to the moon

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon


MARSDAILY
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

MARSDAILY

NASA Announces Multi-Year Mars Program With New Rover In 2020
Building on the success of Curiosity's Red Planet landing, NASA has announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. This announceme ... more
EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Rover Does Walkabout Of Crater Rim
The latest work assignment for NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is a further examination of an area where the robot just completed a walkabout. "If you are a geologist studying a site ... more
MERCURY RISING

Altimeter Built at Goddard Helped Identify Ice on Mercury
A Goddard-built instrument on NASA's MESSENGER mission provided one of three new lines of evidence that water ice exists near the north pole of Mercury. Most of the ice is covered by a thin layer of ... 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

TECH SPACE

Countdown begins to the next generation of satellites

MARSDAILY

Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM

MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space

MARSDAILY

China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars: state media

SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: Media fixes for space junkies

ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official

ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report

ROBO SPACE

Swimming robot crosses Pacific Ocean

ROBO SPACE

Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company

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

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours

Squirrels and Birds Inspire Researchers to Create Deceptive Robots

Prototype Crew Access Arm Seal Tested for Orion

Space Station to reposition for science

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

Engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio inspired robots

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

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

Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher

Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

Japan confesses data breach on Epsilon rocket

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain

Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway' at edge of solar system

J-2X - Back in the Saddle Again

Arianespace ready for next Soyuz and Ariane missions

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation

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