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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. More from the presidential candidates on their space exploration ambitions. Spacewalking astronauts...

 

 

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams begins record setting spacewalk. Image Credit/NASA TV

 

U. S.and Japanese astronauts overcame problems with a jammed bolt on Wednesday as they succeeded in the installation of a crucial electrical switching unit outside the International Space Station with a spacewalk.

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An destination asteroid in search of a name. Image Credit/NASA

It’s a planetary body known as a near-Earth asteroid.

NASA is preparing to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission to this solar system body in 2016, and as if OSIRIS-REx isn’t a mouthful, then (101955) 1999 RQ36 as a destination...

Credit: NASA

As a public memorial is being readied in Washington, D.C. to honor the recent passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong, work is underway to protect the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon and make it a National Historic Landmark.

A New Mexico State University NMSU professor has helped to draft congressional legislation to do so, one aspect of the emerging field of space heritage preservation....

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from around the world. Neil Armstrong, who died Aug. 25, will be honored with a  Washington memorial on Sept. 13. Two...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, including a roundup of activities from the weekend.  International Space Station managers prep for a...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The U. S. flag will fly at half staff on Friday in honor of Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday at 82...

Landslides in Marcia crater. Marcia is a 58-kilometre diameter crater near Vesta's equator. The topography of the crater is a bit unusual, as it does not have the typical bowl shape, like that of a crater on the Moon. This is likely the result of mass movements in the interior of the crater. Material from Marcia's right edge slid to its interior, forming a shallower slope. The image shows details up to a...

Illumination map of Shackleton crater (circle just to the right of center). The area within the crater that receives no solar light (i.e., lies permanently in shadow) is believed to maintain a temperature of about 40 K (-233 °C or -388 °F). If water vapor has been deposited there, it should remain frozen at or below the surface.

The walls of the Moon’s Shackleton crater are...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Florida, NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probe spacecraft mission launches into orbit early Thursday. At their...

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