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The Earth’s moon now includes a near North Pole landmark named in honor of Sally K. Ride, American’s first female astronaut.

NASA Names GRAIL mission site on the Moon for Sally Ride, the first U. S. female astronaut. Image Credit/NASA

The site was named for Ride on Dec. 17, moments after it became the crash site for NASA’s twin GRAIL mission ...

 

Soyuz rocket departs for the space station early Wednesday. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

A Soyuz rocket with U. S.,  Canadian and Russian astronauts sped toward a linkup with the International Space Station early Friday, following a flawless lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA’s Tom Marshburn, CSA’s Chris Hadfield and Roman...

Curiosity rover working within shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay". Credit: NASA/JPL

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Kazakhstan, a Russian rocket awaits a lift off at 7:12 a.m., EST. Aboard are U. S., Canadian and Russian...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. At the moon, NASA’s twin GRAIL spacecraft missions come to a scheduled end with a crash. The impact site is named for...

October test of Blue Origin’s pusher escape system. It would rocket the crew capsule away from the launch pad, demonstrating a key safety system for both piloted suborbital and orbital flights. Credit: Blue Origin

A bi-monthly newsletter of accomplishments, progress, and happenings in NASA’s commercial crew and cargo development programs is available from the Commercial Spaceflight Development...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest in reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. plus a roundup of happenings from the weekend. With the U. S. fiscal cliff looming, the aerospace community raises...

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/ASU

Their fate is now sealed....

 

In this illustration, a space exploration vehicle with astronauts approaches an asteroid.

The looming Fiscal Cliff could have dire consequences for NASA, the nation’s lead civil space agency, and NOAA, the agency responsible for satellite weather observations and climate studies, according to an...

China's Chang’e 2 – has flown by asteroid Toutatis.

A number of news services in China are reporting that Chang’e-2 has...

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