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To borrow from Mark Twain, reports of NASA’s death are greatly exaggerated.

The space agency and the Johnson Space Center are very much alive, if not as visible as they were in the days when Mission Control was doing its regular televised turns during manned space missions.

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, plus a roundup of weekend activities. Russia meets with success during a second attempt at an...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The Department of Defense will slow the pace of rocket purchases to review pricing. The view...

In less than two weeks, the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, will attempt to land on Mars after a nine-month journey.

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Astronaut Don Pettit, a veteran of three spaceflights who has logged more than 370 days in space, recently testified in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pettit made his case for extended ISS funding to foster new research.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/CALTECH

It will last all of seven minutes, but as engineers say, it’s all a “gulp moment”.

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory’s (MSL) entry, descent and landing (EDL) – will determine the fate of the mission. And MSL’s aeroshell is absolutely vital to getting the Mars Curiosity Rover safely down on the sands of Mars.

Built by Lockheed Martin, the aeroshell...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Much is at stake as NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover nears an Aug. 6 landing. NASA...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related happenings from around the world. Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut, draws praise for her many accomplishments from the...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related happenings from around the world. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, dies after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Problems...

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....

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