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The outside advice directed at NASA and theU. S.civil space program came in waves this week, just as the space agency was unveiling changes to its Mars exploration program, including plans for the launching of a second Curiosity class rover in 2020.

Apollo 11 skipper Neil Armstrong pauses after humanity's first walk on the moon. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

 

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington, Golden Spike unveils plans for commercial passenger missions to the moon. A report this week from the U...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The National Research Council finds NASA adrift and tasked with too many missions and insufficient resources. In...

NASA’s long legacy of achievement, from the Apollo moon missions to the assembly of the International Space Station and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, is in jeopardy, according to a new study from the National Research Council.

Artist's view of Mars. Image Credit/NASA

Key findings from NASA’s Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus suggest that neither the public nor the agency itself...

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. “Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights,” asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied this specialized imagery for 20 years.

A new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA unveils a new Mars exploration strategy in response to budget restrictions. The new plan includes the 2020...

Robot as Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Here’s your chance to nominate the Curiosity Mars rover as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”.

 

“You may own a cool car — you may even own a truly great car — but it’s a cinch that no matter how fantastic it is, it can never be anything more than the second best car in the solar system,” explains Time magazine. “The greatest of all is the Mars...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. After days of speculation, scientists report NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has detected a hint of carbon on Mars, but...

Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus. Results from a long-term study of Venus find evidence of a clear injection of sulphur dioxide into its upper atmosphere. One possible interpretation is that volcanic activity increased the sulphur dioxide component of the upper atmosphere, although an alternative is that a change in atmospheric circulation dredged up the gas....

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, including a roundup from the weekend. The mystery surrounding science findings from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover team...

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