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January 30, 2013
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NASA to recycle parts for science work
Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) Jan 29, 2013
NASA says it is recycling parts used to test satellites to create an instrument for the International Space Station to measure ocean surface winds. Hardware originally built to test parts of the space agency's QuikScat satellite will be used in the building of the ISS-RapidScat instrument to help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence Earth's climate, NASA officials said. "The ability for NASA to quickly ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Companies prepare commercial spacecraft
NASA says three commercial companies now are engaged in activities to confirm commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station. ... more
EXO LIFE

Exploring the Seafloors of Earth and Europa in search of exo lifeforms
Hydrogen sulfide is a poison gas that's lethal for humans even in very low concentrations. Yet, this compound-two parts hydrogen, one part sulfur-turned out to be the food source for bacteria that w ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Awards Space Launch System Advanced Development Grants
NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency is providing approximately $2.25 m ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

How to predict the future of technology
The bread and butter of investing for Silicon Valley tech companies is stale. Instead, a new method of predicting the evolution of technology could save tech giants millions in research and developm ... more


ROBO SPACE

Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot
After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pa ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics
Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic "handyman" on board the International Space Station (ISS), made space history last night by successfully refueling a mock satellite on the exterior of the ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Arrests in large-scale Australian counter-terror raids

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

RR Engine for Korean Navy passes acceptance tests

Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, also known as the Space Network, will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites t ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study
Peter H.U. Lee, MD, is reaching for the stars. The Stanford heart surgeon has combined his twin passions - medicine and outer space - in a joint proposal for an experiment on the effects of weightle ... more
EXO WORLDS

The Origin And Maintenance Of A Retrograde Exoplanet
Astronomers have used the Subaru Telescope to show that the HAT-P-7 planetary system, which is about 1040 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, includes at least two giant planets and ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
Arianespace's first Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this heavy-lift launcher was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Gui ... more
IRON AND ICE

Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet
A NewSpace start up Deep Space Industries claims it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Ea ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Woman dies in flood as storms lash southern France

Scientists say Chinese sturgeon will soon be no more

Japan to file new research whaling plan 'this year'

Mexico airlifts tourists stranded by hurricane

Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs

ROCKET SCIENCE

Scientists create tractor beam
Scientists at Scotland's St. Andrews University have invented a miniature working version of a Star Trek-style "tractor beam." ... more
MARSDAILY

Is there life on Mars?
Scientists believe that a large crater, which has been discovered on Mars, might have been a lake several billion years ago. A space vehicle, which NASA sent to explore Mars, has discovered layers o ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5
In the first space launch from the Baikonur space port this year, a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1a is to orbit six Globalstar-2 communication satellites on February 5, the Federal Space Agency Ro ... more
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First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5

Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch


LAUNCH PAD
Is there life on Mars?

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars


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US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


LAUNCH PAD
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

EXO LIFE

Wood on the seafloor - an oasis for deep-sea life
Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded. A team of Max Planck researche ... more
EXO LIFE

Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community
In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was approached by an international team researching a mysterious microbia ... more
MARSDAILY

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide. Earth has no naturally fr ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch
The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite on Arianespace's 2013 year-opening Ariane 5 mission has undergone its fit-check as preparations move ahead for the February 7 dual-passenger flight from French G ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in Colorado and New Mexico

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Assessing the environmental costs and benefits of fracking

MARSDAILY

Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera at Night

MARSDAILY

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake

SPACE TRAVEL

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits

TECH SPACE

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program

MARSDAILY

Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes

DRAGON SPACE

Reshuffle for Tiangong

MARSDAILY

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year

EXO WORLDS

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System

STATION NEWS

NASA to Send Inflatable Pod to International Space Station

Reull Vallis: a river ran through it

Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

Glitch has space telescope shut down

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"

ISS to get inflatable module

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

An Astronaut's Guide

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

Game on: European student codes reach ISS

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

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