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This image is an artistic rendition of a nomad object wandering the interstellar medium. The object is intentionally blurry to represent uncertainty about whether or not it has an atmosphere. A nomadic object may be an icy body akin to an object found in the outer Solar System, a more rocky material akin to asteroid, or even a gas giant similar in composition to the most massive Solar System planets and...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Planetary scientists express concerns about NASA’s proposed 2013 budget. Texas politicians wonder if...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers a roundup of the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden outlines NASA’s budget strategy in an op-ed. Orbital...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. On Monday, the U. S. marked the 50th anniversary of Mercury astronaut John Glenn’s orbital mission....

 

Mercury astronaut John Glenn, left, the first American to orbit the Earth, marked the 50th anniversary of his historic flight with a recent visit to the Kennedy Space Center. Glenn sat in the commander's seat of the shuttle Discovery, which ushered him into orbit for a second time in 1998. Bob Cabana, Kennedy's director and a former shuttle commander, sits along side. Photo Credit/NASA...

Photo shows the largest of the newly detected graben found in highlands of the lunar farside. The broadest graben is about 500 meters (1,640 feet) wide and topography derived from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) stereo images indicates they are almost 20 meters (almost 66 feet) deep. Credit: NASA/...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from around the globe, plus a roundup from the weekend. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Mercury astronaut John Glenn’s...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Outside the International Space Station, spacewalking cosmonauts prepare the Russian segment for a...

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Space travelers have an ear for music! Indeed, according to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euronews, there are many links between music and space.

Astronauts take their favorite rock music with them to orbit, while musicians on Earth often take inspiration from the stars in their work.

It’s good for morale…and sometimes music in space takes the place of...

By Gerry Griffin, Bernard Harris, Tom Jones and Nick Lampson

The roll-out of the 2013 budget signals a new round of discussions and deliberation on the issues critical to our nation. We encourage Congress to consider NASA’s budget carefully. Securing a robust budget for NASA and the nation’s space program is not only an investment that sustains U.S. leadership in space, it is a prudent investment for our economy and our nation’s future.

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