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February 21, 2013
MARSDAILY
NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2013
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior. Transfer of the powdered-rock sample into an open scoop was visible for the first time in images received Wednesday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Seeing the powder from the drill in the scoop allows us to veri ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say
The quest for rare earths vital to some of modern life's most indispensable technologies may see mining robots jet to the stars within decades, a world-first conference in Australia was told Wednesday. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Searching for a Pale Blue SPHERE in the Universe
The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) is now searching for Earth-like worlds. The PHL maintains the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) in which exoplanets discoveries are classified and compar ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virgin ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sheds Light On Cosmic Particle Accelerators
During a chance encounter with an unusually strong blast of solar wind arriving at Saturn, the international Cassini spacecraft detected particles being accelerated to ultra-high energies, similar t ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

Start Me Up!
NASA engineers conducted the first in a new round of tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine Feb. 15 at Stennis Space Center. The 35-second test continued progress in development of the engi ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Awards Final Space Launch System Advanced Booster Contract
NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, Calif., for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space La ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA plant study headed to space station
NASA engineers say they're working on a habitat to learn the effects on plants of long-duration microgravity exposure in space. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

MARSDAILY

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface
So much for Mars being "The Red Planet." ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Steins' hidden gems
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft snapped images of asteroid Steins as it flew by the diamond-shaped asteroid on 5 September 2008 revealing a tiny world with a big history of collisions. The images wer ... more
STATION NEWS

Temporary Comm Loss Interrupts Crew's Day
The Expedition 34 crew completed a bevy of science and maintenance tasks Tuesday despite a temporary loss of communications between the International Space Station and the ground. Communicatio ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14
An initial sequence of radar images of asteroid 2012 DA14 was obtained on the night of Feb. 15/16, 2013, by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Cal ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Speeds Away From Earth
On February 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed extraordinarily close to the Earth. Unlike the unexpected asteroid collision over Russia that day, this encounter never presented any danger, but astronomer ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

IRON AND ICE

How Do We Know the Russian Meteor and 2012 DA14 Aren't Related?
So how can we tell that the Russian meteor isn't related to asteroid 2012 DA14? One way is to look at meteor showers - the Orionids all have similar orbits to their parent comet, Halley. Simi ... more
STATION NEWS

NASA briefly loses contact with space station
The International Space Station briefly lost contact with ground controllers on Tuesday because of a computer problem, but its commander said the crew was fine, NASA said. ... more
MARSDAILY

Bleach could hamper Mars life search
A martian meteorite frozen in antarctic ice suggests we may need to dig deeper into Mars to search for traces of past life, U.S. researchers say. ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation


MARSDAILY
NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface

Bleach could hamper Mars life search


MARSDAILY
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


MARSDAILY
Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

SPACE MEDICINE

Russia to launch bioscience satellite
A Russian satellite that will conduct biological experiments in space and its launch rocket have been delivered to the Baikonur space center, officials said. ... more
MARSDAILY

At the mouth of the red valley
ESA's Mars Express took a high-resolution stereo image on 13 January of the southeast corner of the Amenthes Planum region on Mars, near to Palos crater and the mouth of a well-known sinuous valley, ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today
A plant texts a farmer to say it needs more water. An invisible coating scrubs pollutants from the air. A robot roams a hospital's halls, aiding doctors and nurses by recording vital signs and regis ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Antares Engine Test Aborted; New Date TBD
The planned first stage propulsion system "hot fire" test of Orbital's new Antares medium-class rocket was halted in the final seconds of the countdown by the rocket's flight computer, which detecte ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

EXO LIFE

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life

ROBO SPACE

The quest for a better bionic hand

ROBO SPACE

Brain prostheses create a sense of touch

ROBO SPACE

Robots with lift

MARSDAILY

NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

DRAGON SPACE

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

EXO LIFE

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years

ROCKET SCIENCE

Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls

SPACE TRAVEL

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid

Comet dust seeding life to Jupiter moons?

Low-Gravity Flights Will Aid ISS Fluids and Combustion Experiments

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima

Gas explosions enable soft robot to jump

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Another Sea Launch Failure

Insect drives robot to track down smells

Earth-like planets are right next door

Satellite undergoes extreme testing

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week

Can we live farther away from the Sun

Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement

No asteroid risk in foreseeable future

Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth

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