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All Onboard for a Journey To Space: New Film Debuts

March 5th, 2015

Journey To Space is a brand new, exciting and informative film, a fascinating production that spotlights the past, present, and future of space exploration. This unique documentary spotlights not only America’s giant leaps of space travel brought about by the Space Shuttle era, but the next steps in asteroid exploration and planting the first footsteps […]

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U.S. Senate Hearing: Video, Testimony on Human Exploration Goals, Commercial Space

February 25th, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, convened a hearing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The hearing was entitled “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness.” Former NASA astronauts that testified were Walt Cunningham, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Massimino, joining leaders in space industry. The hearing was called to […]

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Glug, Glug, Bubble, Bubble: Diving into Outer Space

September 8th, 2014

It’s called a “science splashdown.” The undersea environment is the closest analogue on Earth to a gravity-weak environment like that of asteroids, the moons of Mars or Mars itself. Therefore, other than being in outer space, going to inner-space is the best place to test relevant exploration concepts. The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, known […]

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CAT Scanning Asteroids: Planetary Defense, Space Mining Benefits

September 5th, 2014

A nasty asteroid headed toward Earth is on a collision course – how best to protect our home turf? First of all, knowing its density and structure is important. Is it a rubble pile, solid as rock, Swiss cheese, has a core, or something else? With that information in hand, dealing with the threatening object […]

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Invitation: Get Onboard a Time Capsule to an Asteroid!

September 2nd, 2014

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is slated to launch toward an asteroid in 2016. And thanks to an innovative participation project, you can take part in an Asteroid Time Capsule – an initiative to collect ideas from the public about space exploration 10 years from now. Called the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the spacecraft will rendezvous […]

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