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On Oct. 1, theU. S.government will enter the 2013 fiscal year without a budget — not so unusual in recent years as lawmakers attempt to deal with mounting deficits and pressures to increase spending.

A likely Continuing Resolution, legislation that cleared the U. S. House on Thursday, promises to hold spending across the government at 2012 levels for six months beyond Oct. 1 — allowing the November presidential and congressional elections to come and go — if necessary, to ensure some stability.

But on Jan. 2, the CR could give away to a new law, the Budget Control Act of 2011, passed with bi-partisan support by the House and Senate to impose a mandatory $1.2...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington, policymakers, astronauts and the public gather to pay tribute to Apollo 11 commander...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington today, the nation honors Neil Armstrong, who died in August following a heart ailment...

The Andromeda Galaxy. Image Credit/NASA

NASA and the agency’s prime contractors for the Space Launch System and Orion/Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the primary elements of  the first U. S. human deep space exploration capability since the Apollo program and potential major new science initiatives, stressed the need for stable budgets before a House oversight panel on Wednesday.

However, that may be...

As big as a 14-story building – that’s the size of a newly discovered space rock that is now labeled as a “potentially hazardous asteroid” – which means that it could collide with Earth in the distant future.

Asteroid 2012 QG42 was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on August 26, 2012.

This Thursday – that’s tomorrow evening U.S. time —...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities underway around the world. A top Russian official says the nation plans a lunar base to focus its future exploration and...

Three hundred commemorative flags belonging to the International Astronautical Federation and the only objects to have flown in space by all nations with active human space programs will be returned to the organization by a Chinese delegation at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Germany.

The flags, flown sequentially  aboard U. S., Russian and Chinese spacecraft to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the IAF, a global Paris-based space advocacy organization that counts 226 members in 59 countries, will be returned in ceremonies Friday, Sept. 14.

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Jupiter flashes bright on Monday. Looking for the building blocks of Martian life with NASA’s ...

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The unique environment of the International Space Station (ISS) could serve as a research lab for pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – manager of the International Space Station’s U.S. National Laboratory – today announced that it is collaborating with global healthcare company Merck to conduct cutting-edge therapeutic research on board the ISS in 2013...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, plus a roundup from the weekend. NASA schedules a very public cross country trip for the retired...

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