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April 2016 Science Images

Posted April 29th, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Venusian Atmosphere; Space Mice Liver Trouble; Gravitation Wave Light Pulse

Posted April 20th, 2016 at 4:29 pm (UTC-5)
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New Details of Venusian Atmosphere Revealed The European Space Agency’s Venus Express orbited Earth’s closest planetary neighbor for over eight years until its mission ended in December 2014. In its final months the spacecraft was sent deep into the Venusian atmosphere for a series of low-altitude orbits. Studying data of a previously unexplored piece of […]

Astronauts Warn of Catastrophic Asteroid Strikes

Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Three former astronauts are sounding the alarm about the dangers our planet faces from asteroid impacts and how steps must be taken now to protect against a catastrophic asteroid strike. The three astronauts included  Ed Lu, who flew into space aboard the space shuttle, as well as a Soyuz spacecraft, to and from the International Space […]

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the   $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company to join the burgeoning space tourism industry. Once operations launch, the public demand for seats on commercial spacecraft is expected to grow from 373 seats […]

SpaceX Marks New Commercial Era in Space Exploration

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 pm (UTC-5)
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Yesterday’s successful launch of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon reusable spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida, marked what NASA administrator Charles Bolden called “the beginning of a new era in exploration.” Now that the Dragon is in space, technicians are testing its capability of rendezvousing and docking with the International Space Station, where it […]