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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers a look at the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Europe, the moon looks like an attractive human destination for the continent’s aerospace industry. Is...

Credit: NASA/LASP

NASA’s next mission to Mars is the spacecraft known as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN for short.

MAVEN is set for launch in November 2013.

As a Mars orbiter, MAVEN will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian atmosphere, with a goal of determining the history of the loss of atmospheric gases to space...

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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. U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts land safety in Kazakhstan late Sunday,...

 

U. S. Astronaut Sunita Williams assisted from Russian Soyuz capsule after landing in wintry Kazakhstan. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, touching down aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in wintry northern Kazakhstan after a 127 day mission to the International Space Station

The capsule carrying Sunita...

NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in Houston,Texas, and Glenn Research Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, will begin the New Year with new directors.

Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut, moves up from deputy director of NASA Johnson  to replace Mike Coats, after seven years at the helm. Johnson serves as home to NASA’s Mission Control as well as the astronaut corps.

Ellen Ochoa, Mike Coats. 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. Using the combined powers of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope, astronomers find a...

Artist's view of the Kepler space telescope. Image Credit/NASA

NASA’s prolific Kepler alien planet hunter has received a potential four-year extension to continue its search for Earth-like worlds circling within the habitable zones of distant stars.

The Kepler space telescope’s just ending 3 1/2 year prime mission has produced more than 2,300 exo-planet candidates and...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA’s Kepler prolific alien planet hunter mission receives a four-year extension. Astronomers identify a young...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The clouds part over Australia affording spectacular though remote views of Tuesday’s solar eclipse.  NASA’s Mars...

Space station commander Suni Williams prepares for a spacewalk. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

 

Just days before she is scheduled to return to Earth after a four month mission, International Space Station commander Suni Williams will join with fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on Thursday to host a live two-way event with middle and high school students whose experiments...

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