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Earth’s Moon: Mysterious Swirls

June 29th, 2011

Scientists are puzzled. Our Moon is dotted with swirls, considered among the most puzzling features on the surface of the Moon. These bright, looping patterns are unlike anything seen in the solar system. While the origin of the lunar swirls has been discussed for many years, a universally accepted explanation for their formation remains elusive. […]

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NASA: Atlantis to Launch on Final Shuttle Flight July 8

June 28th, 2011

  NASA on Tuesday officially set July 8 as the launch date for the 135th and final flight of the 30-year long space shuttle program. Atlantis, carrying a crew of four and 12 tons of equipment, is scheduled to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 11:26 a.m., EDT, for the International Space Station. […]

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CSExtra – Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28th, 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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Private Space Tourist Rocket Plane Completes 15th Glide Test

June 27th, 2011

SpaceShipTwo – the private spaceliner for space tourists – flew today on its 15th drop test over the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The unique and futuristic suborbital vehicle is being readied to haul pay-per-view passengers to and from the edge of space. The two-pilot, six passenger space plane is being financially backed […]

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ISS-mounted Cameras to Provide Live HD Video Feed of Earth

June 27th, 2011

A Canadian firm has announced it intends to offer the world’s first ever, live HD video feed of Earth from space. UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) is working in an exclusive relationship with Russia’s RSC Energia to build, launch, install, and operate two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS). The two Urthecast […]

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