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Satellite imagery illustrates reach of Gulf oil spill

June 30th, 2010

Source: Spaceflight Now A NASA spacecraft circling more than 400 miles above Earth has snapped a striking picture of oil streaming ashore in Mississippi, adding another photo to the growing catalog of satellite images of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Earth Observing 1, or EO 1, satellite spotted the oil encroaching on Petit […]

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102 Huntsville Constellation workers laid off Tuesday; total nears 300

June 30th, 2010

Source: Alabama Local News HUNTSVILLE, AL. – A key NASA contractor laid off 102 aerospace workers in Huntsville Tuesday, sources said, bringing to nearly 300 the number reportedly sent home in the last week as the Constellation rocket program collapses toward a funding deadline today. Jacobs ESTS group, a prime contractor for Constellation, made the […]

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Rover Opportunity has Endeavour Crater in View

June 30th, 2010

Scientists are assigning names to major features of the massive Martian impact crater Endeavour, that is the long-term destination of NASA’s Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover. The names — Cape Dromedary, Point Hicks and Cape Byron — pay tribute to the names of sites explored by British Navy Captain James Cook during his Pacific voyage between […]

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European Probe Ready for Asteroid Encounter

June 30th, 2010

  Expect the unexpected. That’s likely to be the case on July 10 as the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft encounters asteroid Lutetia. The spacecraft will whisk by the object, studying it with a bevy of scientific instruments. Lutetia will be the second asteroid studied during Rosetta’s lengthy journey. The craft made a flyby […]

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CSExtra – Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30th, 2010

To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at Info@space.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Wednesday’s CSExtra features reports on Tuesday’s House action on the White House’s $19 billion budget request for NASA, which includes the controversial termination of the […]

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