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January 01, 2013
SPACE MEDICINE
Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer's: US study
Washington (AFP) Jan 01, 2013
Long journeys into deep space, including a mission to Mars, could expose astronauts to levels of cosmic radiation harmful to the brain and accelerate Alzheimer's disease, said US research Monday. The NASA-funded study involved bombarding mice with varied radiation doses, including levels comparable to what voyagers would experience during a mission to Mars, and seeing how the animals managed to recall objects or locations. Mice that were exposed to radiation were far more likely to fail those ta ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

Rokot Launch Set for January 15
The launch of a Rokot carrier rocket, postponed indefinitely in early December over technical issues, is scheduled for January 15, Russian Space Forces spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said on Satur ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Opens In Mesa, Arizona
Arizonans can get a sense of what spaceflight is like at NASA's Destination Station exhibit at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa. The interactive exhibit reveals the inside of America's ... more
EXO WORLDS

A stray planet
Some time ago, scientists discovered that there are planets that do not rotate around any star, like the Earth rotates around the Sun, but "travel" in the universe all alone. Till now, scientists ha ... more
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EXO LIFE

The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!
An animal that can live without water, resist extreme temperatures and strong radiation, and has survived the vacuum of space; that is a basic description of a Tardigrade. More commonly called the ' ... more


STATION NEWS

Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year
The new Expedition 34 trio of Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn wrapped up its first full week aboard the International Space Station on Friday. They along with Comm ... more
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MARSDAILY

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft
ARCA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a 1,1 mil. $ contract for the ExoMars, High Altitude Drop Test - Balloon Flight Services Program (HADT-BFS). During the contract, ARCA will contribute ... more
ROBO SPACE

Explore Your Curiosity with New Rover-Themed Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help you unlock your scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released by Pasternack

LAUNCH PAD

Russian rocket launch rescheduled
A postponed Russian rocket launch has been rescheduled for Jan. 15, the Russian Space Forces said. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in China's southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world's next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated
The Russian Commission, convened by Khrunichev, continues its investigation and is preparing a report concerning the root cause of the December 8th ILS Proton launch anomaly with the Yamal 402 satel ... more
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STATION NEWS

Station Crew Ringing in New Year
The six Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station are seeing out the old year and ringing in the new one as they orbit 260 miles above the Earth. Their home in space marked a ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars
A series of photos taken by NASA's Curiosity and combined into a single composite picture offer a rare, detailed glimpse of the rover patrolling the surface of Mars on a rocky terrain with its targe ... more
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A plague in your family

Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years

Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms

China Considers Russian Satellite-Based Emergency Response System

Scientists Identify Source of Mysterious Low-Frequency Sound Heard for Decades in the Southern Ocean

Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain

ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013
The first launch of a new Russian light class carrier rocket has been scheduled for the beginning of 2013, Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said on Thursday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions
Russia was modernizing a booster which U.S. space agency NASA would use for manned flights, a Russian rocket engine manufacturer said Wednesday. "We are adjusting the RD-180 engine for manned missio ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia Designs New Spaceship
Russian space rocket corporation Energia has completed the technical design of a new manned spacecraft whose flight tests are due to begin in 2017, Energia President Vitaly Lopota said on Wednesday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

Rokot Launch Set for January 15

Russian rocket launch rescheduled


ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

Working Through the Holidays


ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


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

ROCKET SCIENCE

China forms key lab for cryogenic propellant
China has established its first key national laboratory for space cryogenic propellant research, which will provide technological support for the country's future space missions. Established i ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated
The Russian Commission, convened by Khrunichev, continues its investigation and is preparing a report concerning the root cause of the December 8th ILS Proton launch anomaly with the Yamal 402 satel ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris
South Korea has recovered what it believes to be debris from the engine of the long-range rocket launched by North Korea this month, the defence ministry said Friday. ... more
MARSDAILY

Working Through the Holidays
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, positioned at a location called "Copper Cliff." Over the long holiday period, the rover has been stationary an ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

US to Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Even Amid New Antidumping Fines on Chinese Module Suppliers

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

'Off-the-shelf' equipment used to digitize insects in 3-D

Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'

MARSDAILY

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

TECH SPACE

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

SPACE TRAVEL

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012

ROBO SPACE

LS3 Four-Legged Robot Plays Follow the Leader

EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

LAUNCH PAD

NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction

MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

EXO WORLDS

Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

ROCKET SCIENCE

US Firm Launches Reusable Space Rocket

TECH SPACE

Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting

SSL And Sea Launch Announce Successful Completion Of Investigation

New ISS crew docked at Space Station

Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

Space Fence program moving forward

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test

Expedition 34 Spends Christmas in Space

Closest sun-like star may have planets

"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics

Swansong Biospheres: The last refuges for life on the far-future Earth

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft

MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

Opportunity For Some Shoulder Workout At Copper Cliff

The paths of photons are random - but coordinated

Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites

DARPA developing robotic mule

Soyuz rocket brings trio to space station

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