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December 09, 2012
MOON DAILY
To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars
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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IRON AND ICE

What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
In a preliminary analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission, scientists have spotted intriguing gullies that sculpt the walls of geologically young craters on the giant asteroid Vesta. Led by ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom
A Proton-M carrier rocket will lift off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Saturday to orbit a Yamal class telecoms satellite for Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm o ... more
TECH SPACE

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft
The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA's Orbital Debris Program (ODP ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more


TECH SPACE

Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite
Elbit Systems reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop, was awarded a contract from Israel Aerospace Industries ("IAI") to provide a space camera for the Italian O ... more
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STATION NEWS

Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module
Russia's Khrunichev space company has completed assembly of the Nauka ("Science") multirole laboratory module for the International Space Station, Khrunichev said on Friday. The module will no ... more
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
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

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
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
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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
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
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

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
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
MARSDAILY
SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF

Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit

Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom


MARSDAILY
NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

Safe Driving on Mars


MARSDAILY
To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars

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

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
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
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
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

SPACE TRAVEL

Civil Space 2013 Symposium

MARSDAILY

Ancient Mars May Have Captured Enormous Floodwaters

MARSDAILY

NASA Announces Multi-Year Mars Program With New Rover In 2020

ROBO SPACE

Swimming robot crosses Pacific Ocean

STATION NEWS

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

EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

SATURN DAILY

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

TECH SPACE

Countdown begins to the next generation of satellites

EXO WORLDS

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours

Opportunity Rover Does Walkabout Of Crater Rim

Altimeter Built at Goddard Helped Identify Ice on Mercury

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report

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?

Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space

China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars: state media

SciTechTalk: Media fixes for space junkies

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

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