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January 07, 2013
SPACE TRAVEL
Captain's log: real space chat for Star Trek crew
Ottawa (AFP) Jan 7, 2013
Fact and fiction blurred this week when a real-life astronaut boldly went where no man has gone before and conversed from orbit via Twitter with the crew of television's "Star Trek: Enterprise." It started with a message from actor William Shatner, who starred as Captain Kirk in the cult sci-fi series, asking the commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield: "Are you tweeting from space?" Hadfield replied, borrowing a line from the show: "Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're d ... read more
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MARSDAILY

India scales down experimental flying payloads for exploring Mars
India has scaled down its flying experimental payloads for exploring the Mars by reducing the payload from 25 kg to 15 kg, local media reported on Sunday. The Mars Orbiter Mission, expected to ... more
ROBO SPACE

2013 FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event
The 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition kicks off on Jan. 5, 2013. The kickoff event will be broadcast on NASA TV and marks the beginning of the season for high school students from across the nation to ... more
SHUTTLE NEWS

For Sale: NASA Space Shuttle Stuff
Now that the US space shuttle program is defunct, NASA is leasing and selling some of its facilities and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to private companies and entrepreneurs. ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Vesta's Dark Materials in Dawn's View
A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are using the images, taken by Dawn's fram ... more


LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam
Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam Arianespace and Astrium hassigned the launch contract for the VNREDSat-1A Earth observation satellite, on behalf of the Vietnamese Acad ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Astrophysicists find wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems
An international team of astrophysicists has shown that planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar compani ... more
ROBO SPACE

LS3 Four-Legged Robot Plays Follow the Leader
For the past two weeks, in the woods of central Virginia around Fort Pickett, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) four-legged robot has been showing off its capabilities during field testing. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China
South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that bota ... more
MARSDAILY

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust
While the Mars' Rovers continue to scour the surface of the Red Planet snapping pictures, zapping rocks and looking at any other clues about its composition, researchers at the University of New Mex ... more
EXO WORLDS

NASA Kepler hints at over 250 new potentially habitable worlds
NASA Kepler released last month 18,406 planet-like detection events from its last three year mission to search for exoplanets (Kepler Q1-Q12 TCE). Further analysis is required by the NASA Kepler Tea ... more
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STATION NEWS

Crew Wraps Up Robonaut Testing
The Expedition 34 crew of the International Space Station powered up Robonaut 2 for more remote testing Thursday, deployed hardware for a study of the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the hum ... more
MOON DAILY

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon
NASA is considering a mission to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon's orbit for study, researchers in California have confirmed. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New insights into the physics of space weather

Copernicus operations secured until 2021

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Explores Yellowknife Bay
After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River." Snake River is a thin curvin ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover has been conducting in-situ (contact) science investigations with the robotic arm instruments at a locatio ... more
ROBO SPACE

Crew Prepares for Student Robotics Competition
The Expedition 34 crew wrapped up its first workweek of the new year aboard the International Space Station with scientific research, routine maintenance and preparations for robotics competition ta ... more
ROBO SPACE
Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam

CSF Applauds Passage Of Risk-Sharing Regime Extension For Launch Industry

Rokot Launch Set for January 15


ROBO SPACE
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust

Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion


ROBO SPACE
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride


ROBO SPACE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

MARSDAILY

'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia develops new rocket fuel
Specialists from Russian scientific-production association Energomash have developed a state-of-the-art high-efficient fuel, news reports said on Thursday. According to Energomash chief execut ... more
EXO LIFE

Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world
A BYU biologist is part of a team of researchers that has unlocked the "black box" to the underground world home to billions of microscopic creatures. That first peek inside, recently published in t ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

2012 in Polish space activities
2012 was a breakthrough year for Polish astronautical developments. This article contains a summary of the most important achievements of the Polish space sector in 2012. b>1. Poland in ESA b ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Climate: EU set for 24% emissions cut by 2020

Postcards from the plasma edge

Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter

Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital

SPACE MEDICINE

Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space

IRON AND ICE

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres

LAUNCH PAD

CSF Applauds Passage Of Risk-Sharing Regime Extension For Launch Industry

TECH SPACE

COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

EXO WORLDS

ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously

EXO WORLDS

Billions and Billions of Planets

IRON AND ICE

Vesta: Giant impacts delivered carbon

SPACE TRAVEL

Congress Approves Bill Supporting Human Space Exploration

MARSDAILY

Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids

MARSDAILY

Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust

Three key ISRO centres get new chiefs

Mars meteorite has significant water

'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon

Rokot Launch Set for January 15

Houston, we have another problem

China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

Russian rocket launch rescheduled

Station Crew Ringing in New Year

The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!

A stray planet

NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Opens In Mesa, Arizona

Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer's: US study

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012

Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year

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

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

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