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December 19, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
Beating Heart of J-2X Engine Finishes Year of Testing
Huntiville AL (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine developed in the United States in decades. Designed and built by NASA and industry partner Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Pa ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots
University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hun ... more
EXO WORLDS

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars
On 6 June 2012 Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun, in a so-called transit where the planet appears as a silhouette against the solar disk, something that will not happen again until ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission
The Skynet 5D satellite has joined its Mexsat Bicentenario co-passenger on Ariane 5, marking a new milestone in preparations for Arianespace's seventh and final heavy-lift flight of 2012 from the Sp ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Lights to combat astronaut insomnia
NASA says it will use lighting technology to help astronauts on the International Space Station sleep better during their "nights" in orbit. ... more


MOON DAILY

NASA probes crash into the moon
Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success
Experts of the Thales Alenia Space company have completed a unique operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 satellite. On December 9 the Breeze-M upper stage of Russia's Proton heavy-lift rocket failed ... more
MOON DAILY

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride
NASA has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

STATION NEWS

Station Crew Does Maintenance as Soyuz Rolls to Launch Pad
Final launch preparations are under way at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as three Expedition 34 flight engineers get ready for their launch to round out the standard six-person crew on the I ... more
STATION NEWS

ISS Orbit Raised Ahead of Crew Arrival
The International Space Station's orbit has been increased by almost 2.5 kilometers in a test of the station's new emergency debris avoidance system, Mission Control told RIA Novosti. The new ... more
MARSDAILY

Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets
On August 6th, 2012 the automatic rover "Curiosity" landed on Mars. One of the scientific instruments on board is ChemCam, which has a pulsed laser capable of ablating a focused spot on a remote sam ... more
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MERCURY RISING

BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module Mass Properties Measurement
The mass properties of the BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module Structural and Thermal Model have been measured. The transfer module's primary task is to provide solar-electric propulsion during the ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space
Sweden's small Arctic town of Kiruna has a surprisingly international airport with regular flights to London and Tokyo, but it has even bigger plans: to offer commercial space flights. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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Let There Be Light

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Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness

Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began

Is climate change downsizing goats

IRON AND ICE

China Makes First Asteroid Fly By
China's space probe Chang'e-2 has successfully conducted a maneuver in which it flew by the asteroid Toutatis, about seven million km away from the Earth. Travelling in deep space, Chang'e-2 m ... more
MOON DAILY

Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact
The lunar twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission have each completed a rocket burn that has sealed their fate. The burns modified the orbit of the formation-flying ... more
MOON DAILY

No plans of sending an Indian on moon
India has no plans to put an astronaut on the moon, as of now. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday said this. The minister also said ... more
MOON DAILY
Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013


MOON DAILY
Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets

Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyer

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland


MOON DAILY
GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

No plans of sending an Indian on moon

Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact


MOON DAILY
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a series of radar data images of a three-mile-long (4.8-kilometer) asteroid th ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Progressing Toward First Launch of Orion Spacecraft
Recent engineering advances by NASA and its industry partners across the country show important progress toward Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the next step to launching humans to deep space. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

New member of the exclusive space club
The successful launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket on December 12, 2012 became the top news in the world of cosmonautics. Even the previous day's story of the United States launching, for the thir ... more
MARSDAILY

Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyer
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

ROBO SPACE

Research: Tiny robots may think as a group

ROBO SPACE

Head-mounted cameras could help robots understand social interactions

MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

SPACE TRAVEL

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?

STATION NEWS

Medical Ops, Fan Checks for Space Crew; New Trio Checks Soyuz

MARSDAILY

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

EXO LIFE

Search for life extends to the stars

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

ROBO SPACE

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

SPACE TRAVEL

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone: analysts

Fast20XX research project - ideas for travelling at hypersonic speed

Hat Trick for X-37B

Thales Makes Second Attempt to Adjust Yamal Orbit

ASU researchers propose new way to look at the dawn of life

US sends futuristic plane back into space

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

Opportunity Checking Out Some Rocks At Matijevic Hill

NASA Gravity Probes Prepare to Hit the Moon

NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts

Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit

North Korea launches long-range rocket

Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay

Student Team Provides Real-Time Video of Asteroid Toutatis

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon

China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO

Big Asteroid Tumbles Harmlessly Past Earth

ULA Launch Monopoly to End

Mining ancient ores for clues to early life

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch

US to launch anew secretive space plane

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