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China’s Space Station Module Moves to Launch Site

June 30th, 2011

The next step in China’s space program is launch of that country’s first space station module. The Tiangong-1module has been transported to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province. Now on site, the hardware is slated to undergo final tests before its scheduled liftoff later this year, according to several Chinese news outlets. The […]

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CSExtra – Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 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. Now on orbit – the Coalition for Space Exploration’s latest Think Outside the Circle PSA. Benefits of space surround us. Learn more about how technologies […]

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Moon Swoon! Dramatic Views of Tycho Crater

June 30th, 2011

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) continues to crank out scads of data and imagery of Earth’s Moon. The Moon-circling spacecraft was launched on June 18, 2009. It has been busy providing new scientific information about our celestial neighbor in gravitational lock. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team at Arizona State University — led by […]

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Anniversary of the First Nuclear Space Flight

June 29th, 2011

This day…50 years ago! The Earth-orbiting Transit IV-A became the first flight test of a nuclear power source developed for use in spacecraft. Transit IV-A was powered both by solar cells and a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) using Plutonium 238 for fuel. Built for the U.S. Navy by the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins […]

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CSExtra – Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29th, 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. Now on orbit – the Coalition for Space Exploration’s latest Think Outside the Circle PSA. Benefits of space surround us. Learn more about how technologies […]

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