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February 05, 2013
Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 05, 2013
The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the asteroid's path with the observations obtained, and it is therefore known that there is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth. Nevertheless, the flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near- ... read more
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Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he is ready "to be the first man in space" under Iran's ambitious programme which aims to send a human being into orbit by 2020. ... more

Building a lunar base with 3D printing
Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to ... more

Flight Control Test-2 for SLS at ATK
An ATK technician performs one last check on the avionics test article for solid rocket boosters in preparation for the second Flight Control Test of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) at the ATK faci ... more
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Dawn Look Backs
Its long and daring interplanetary journey continuing smoothly, Dawn is making good progress in gradually reshaping its orbit around the sun. Its uniquely efficient ion propulsion system is gently b ... more


Zenit Engine Worked Normally
The first stage engine of the Zenit-2S rocket that failed shortly after Friday's launch operated in the normal regime during and after the liftoff, the press service of the Russian space agency Rosc ... more
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A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight
In April 1961, a man watched the musical comedy film "Be careful, Grandma!" (by Nadezhda Kosheverova, with Faina Ranevskaya, Ariadna Markeliya and Lyudmila Shengelaya; Lenfilm, 1960), played chess a ... more

Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure
The Odissei floating platform remains operational after the failed rocket carrier launch, Russia's space industry chief Vitaly Lopota has told reporters. On Friday, the Zenit-3SL rocket carryi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced Friday that at 1:57 a.m. EST, the launch of the Intelsat 27 satellite failed approximately 40 seconds after liftoff. ... more

Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets
A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough t ... more

Astrium wins ESA contracts to design Ariane 6 and continue development of Ariane 5 ME
The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, euro 108 million worth of prime contractor agreements covering the development of the Ariane 6 and Ar ... more
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Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star
Researchers searching the galaxy for planets that could pass the litmus test of sustaining water-based life must find whether those planets fall in a habitable zone, where they could be capable of h ... more

Stars can be late parents
Using the unique capabilities of ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have accurately 'weighed' a star's disc, finding it still has enough mass to spawn 50 Jupiter-sized planets, several mi ... more
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Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

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Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space
Iran's announcement that it had successfully sent a monkey into space stirred questions on the Internet on Saturday, with people pointing to differences between official images of the primate before takeoff and after landing. ... more

Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster
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. ... more

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
Zenit Engine Worked Normally

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful

AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

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


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

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


AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program


Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on


Record Setting Asteroid Flyby


Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space


Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt


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


NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects


Payload preps continue for first Ariane 5 flights of 2013


NASA Takes Strides Forward to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

Russia's Troubled Rocket Cleared for Launch

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

Iran Takes First Step to Send Man to Space

Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls

S. Korea joins global space club with satellite launch

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

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

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