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January 08, 2013
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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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

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

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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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


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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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

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
Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: Pentagon

Electric Boat selected for $95.6 million ballistic missile tube contract

Xi urges 'restraint' over N. Korea as US carrier approaches

Russian MoD to Further Develop Plesetsk Cosmodrome Infrastructure

India to Launch Carrier Rocket With Higher Payload Capacity in May

Lockheed Martin secures $1.6 billion contract for counterfire radars

Trump: UN should consider 'stronger sanctions' on N.Korea


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

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

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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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

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
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More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay

When Swarm met Steve

Indian minister ridiculed as bizarre drought plot backfires

UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal

Syngenta sales slip as ChemChina takeover looms

Atlantic storm season starts early, putting energy industry on notice


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

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

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
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

'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust

Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


'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

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

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

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
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

Solar power reliability in Britain boosted with batteries

Quantum mechanics are complex enough, for now...

Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries

Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors

Changing the game

Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes


Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space


Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres


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


COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates


ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously


Billions and Billions of Planets


Vesta: Giant impacts delivered carbon


Congress Approves Bill Supporting Human Space Exploration


Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids


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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