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CSExtra – Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31st, 2011

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. Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting on space related events from around the world. In Washington, a receptive House subcommittee listens as experts urge NASA […]

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Wake These Guys UP!

March 31st, 2011

  NASA’s final shuttle missions are paying tribute to the musical alarm clock, a long standing tradition in Mission Control of waking up the astronauts each day with the strains of a popular song often picked by the family, friends and co-workers of the fliers. Controllers are asking the public for help in selecting the […]

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Commercial Space

NASA Closing on Heavy Lift, Crew Capsule Strategy

March 30th, 2011

     NASA is looking to late June to unveil of a comprehensive plan to transition from the space shuttle and Constellation programs to a new deep space exploration strategy fashioned around the 2010 NASA Authorization Act, the agency’s top exploration official told a Congressional oversight panel on Wednesday. The time frame coincides with NASA’s […]

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CSExtra – Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30th, 2011

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 offers the latest reporting on space related activities from around the world. NASA’s Messenger spacecraft beams back its first images of Mercury after […]

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Spotting Other Worlds: NASA Kepler Style

March 29th, 2011

Credit: Jason Rowe – NASA/Kepler Mission   NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has been on the prowl since 2009, busily sweeping space with a special photometer. That high-tech device continuously monitors the brightness of over 145,000 main sequence stars in a fixed field of view. The data collected from these observations are being analyzed to detect periodic […]

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