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February 02, 2013
Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster
Washington (AFP) Feb 1, 2013
With somber ceremonies, the United States on Friday commemorated the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew on the tenth anniversary of the disaster. Columbia, NASA's first space shuttle orbiter to be put into service, disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003, as it was ending its 28th mission. All seven astronauts on board died in the landmark incident that triggered the end of the shuttle mission. "Ten years ago, seven brave astronauts gave their lives in th ... read more
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NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite
The first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "TDR ... more

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground
After a successful Wednesday launch, South Korea's scientific satellite made its first contact with a ground station on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency said. The country's Satellite Technolog ... more

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia
NASA successfully launched a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket at 5:50 p.m. EST this evening from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. During the flight, two red-colored lithium vap ... more
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TW Hydrae: There's more to astronomers' favorite planetary nursery than previously thought
Using ESA's Herschel Space Telescope, astronomers including Thomas Henning from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg have used a new method to determine the mass of the planetary nur ... more


NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail
Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-light ... more
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Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner On Dream Chaser Programs
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Littleton, Colo., is joining the SNC Dream Chaser team. Lockheed Martin will be ... more

AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program
The following statement from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences was prepared in collaboration with the Planetary Society, the American Geophysical Union's Planetary ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia's nuclear weapon arsenal surpasses US

Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland

U.S. Navy's USNS Maury completes acceptance trials

General Dynamics receives sub contract modification

Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets

Saab to modernize Sweden's RBS 97 Hawk missile system

Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow


Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on
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. ... more

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space
Iran announced on Monday that it has sent a monkey into the space on the back of Pishgam (Pioneer) explorer rocket and that it has brought back and recovered the living cargo. Iranian Defense ... more

Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
Talk about a close shave. On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet's surface. There's no danger of a collision, but the ... more
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Site of space rocket launch to become home of S. Korea's space program
The Naro Space Center, the site of South Korea's space rocket launch, will be further developed into the home of South Korea's space development program that seeks to produce an indigenous s ... more

NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects
A NASA rocket mission to test technology for gathering science data during future projects is scheduled for launch between 5:30 - 6:50 p.m. EST, January 29, from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in ... more
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First-in-man use of virtual reality imaging in cardiac cath lab to treat blocked coronary artery

A whiff from blue-green algae likely responsible for Earth's oxygen

Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis

CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay

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Payload preps continue for first Ariane 5 flights of 2013
Preparations with passengers for Ariane 5's upcoming two flights are advancing in parallel at the Spaceport, underscoring the flexibility of this workhorse vehicle and highlighting the sustained pac ... more

NASA Takes Strides Forward to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil
On Jan. 22, NASA took a crucial next step toward launching astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States. Beginning the first phase of the Commercial Crew Program's (CCP) cert ... more

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
Site of space rocket launch to become home of S. Korea's space program

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Payload preps continue for first Ariane 5 flights of 2013

AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program

Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water

Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

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


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

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

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

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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Britain axes 1 billion pound carbon capture scheme

Dutch lawmakers approve plan to close coal power plants

French carmakers top European list of low CO2 emitters

PetroChina sells pipeline stake amid reforms push

French group to help Japan dismantle nuclear reactors

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe

CERN colliding lead ions at record energy using upgraded LHC


Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water


Spacecom And Spacex Announce Agreement For Amos-6 Satellite Launch


NASA to recycle parts for science work


Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2


Companies prepare commercial spacecraft


Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls


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


Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot


Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics


NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study

Exploring the Seafloors of Earth and Europa in search of exo lifeforms

The Origin And Maintenance Of A Retrograde Exoplanet

NASA Awards Space Launch System Advanced Development Grants

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

Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet

Scientists create tractor beam

Is there life on Mars?

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Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars

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

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

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