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President Obama greets former astronaut Sally Ride at the launch of the "Educate to Innovate"Nov. 23, 2009

President Obama greets former astronaut Sally Ride prior to the launch of the “Educate to Innovate” Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (Stem) Education, in the South Court Auditorium of the White House, Nov....

 

"Starry Night," a 2005 Landsat image that channels the artistry of Vincent Van Gogh, features the greenish glow of phytoplankton in a swirl around the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The image placed first in the "Earth as Art" series marking the 40th anniversary of the NASA/USGS Landsat program. Image Credid/NASA Goddard/USGS

Monday marked the...

 

 The long U. S. recovery from the recession of 2008-09 is marching toward a January cliff that could plunge the nation into new broad based economic hardship, according to an assessment of pending federal budget cuts prepared for the Aerospace Industries Association, a non-profit Arlington,Va., based trade and professional group that counts more than 300 corporate members.

The warning issued by the AIA on July 17 is linked to the Budget Control Act of 2011. Signed into law on Aug. 2, 2011, the legislation mandates significant reductions, or a sequestration, in U. S. Defense and non-Defense spending on Jan. 2, 2013, unless the White House and Congress can agree on an...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, including a roundup of weekend events.  Japan boosts its third re-supply mission to the International...

Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) Credit: NASA

UPDATE: IRVE-3 Scores Successful Test

A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA’s Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth’s atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph.

The...

 

Japan's HTV-3 moments before lift off with nearly five tons of ISS supplies and new research gear. Photo Credit/NASA TV

The winning experiments of YouTube’s Space Lab student contest  hurtled into orbit late Friday, bound for the International Space Station and the opportunity to...

Images from the Cassini mission show river networks draining into lakes in Titan's north polar region. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS via MIT

Titan, a moon of Saturn, has been found to be an active mini-world of geological processes. But seeing those phenomena has been blocked by Titan’s thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere.

Thanks to the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft mission supported by NASA...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on global space activities. Much rides for NASA on the success of the bold Mars Science Laboratory mission, NASA’s director of planetary sciences tells a...

An artist's rendering of the proposed Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The 8.4-meter LSST will use a special three-mirror design, creating an exceptionally wide field of view and will have the ability to survey the entire sky in only three nights.Credit: LSST Corporation

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project is moving to the final design stage.

To be located in Chile, the LSST is a proposed 8-...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world.  Forest McCartney, who guided NASA’s Kennedy Space Center toward recovery in the aftermath of the...

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