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January 31, 2013
SHUTTLE NEWS
Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on
Washington (AFP) Jan 31, 2013
NASA on Friday will commemorate the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts a decade ago, a landmark incident that triggered the end of the shuttle mission. The US space agency's Administrator Charles Bolden will join other senior officials participating in a ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington that will also honor others killed in space-related incidents. Three American astronauts died after a fire swept through the Apollo 1 aircraft during a ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

Russia's Troubled Rocket Cleared for Launch
Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket will orbit a Mexican communication satellite, SatMex-8, in the first launch since the Yamal-402 satellite trouble, a spokesman for the Proton manufacturer, the Khrun ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has placed its drill onto a series of four locations on a Martian rock and pressed down on it with the rover's arm, in preparation for using the drill in coming days. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Iran Takes First Step to Send Man to Space
Sending a biocapsule to the space and retrieving it successfully was Iran's first step on the path to sending a human to the space, Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said after his agency announc ... more
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MERCURY RISING

Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt
With both x-ray and gamma-ray spectrometers, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging probe (MESSENGER), which entered orbit around Mercury in 2011, is well equipped for carr ... more


LAUNCH PAD

S. Korea joins global space club with satellite launch
South Korea succeeded Wednesday in its third attempt to put a satellite into orbit, in a high-stakes test of national pride after arch-rival North Korea got there first with a rocket launch last month. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water
Networks of narrow ridges found in impact craters on Mars appear to be the fossilized remnants of underground cracks through which water once flowed, according to a new analysis by researchers from ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Spacecom And Spacex Announce Agreement For Amos-6 Satellite Launch
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Space Communication Ltd. (Spacecom) have announced an agreement to launch Spacecom's AMOS-6 satellite on SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 will i ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA to recycle parts for science work
NASA says it is recycling parts used to test satellites to create an instrument for the International Space Station to measure ocean surface winds. ... more
MARSDAILY

Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2
Spring is a dynamic season on the dunes surrounding Mars' north pole. When frozen carbon dioxide, or dry ice, deposited as a winter ice cap on Mars sublimates - changes directly from a solid to a ga ... more
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
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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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Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

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
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
Russia's Troubled Rocket Cleared for Launch

Spacecom And Spacex Announce Agreement For Amos-6 Satellite Launch

S. Korea joins global space club with satellite launch


ROCKET SCIENCE
Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water

Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling


ROCKET SCIENCE
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


ROCKET SCIENCE
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

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading

LAUNCH PAD

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

EXO LIFE

Wood on the seafloor - an oasis for deep-sea life

IRON AND ICE

Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet

ROCKET SCIENCE

Scientists create tractor beam

MARSDAILY

Is there life on Mars?

EXO LIFE

Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community

MARSDAILY

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars

LAUNCH PAD

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

MARSDAILY

Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera at Night

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program

Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes

Reshuffle for Tiangong

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

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System

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

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