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NASA’s Strategic Plan 2014 Released

March 24th, 2014

NASA has released its 2014 Strategic Plan, with the space agency’s Office of Strategy Formulation identified as the responsible office. “Our long-term goal is to send humans to Mars. Over the next two decades, we will develop and demonstrate the technologies and capabilities needed to send humans to explore the red planet and safely return […]

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Space Microbe “Selfies” Set to Fly

March 12th, 2014

Citizen science is blazing a trail into Earth orbit. Onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon capsule soon to be headed for the International Space Station (ISS) are microbes collected from across the United States. The effort is known as Project MERCCURI. It investigates how microbes from different places on Earth compare to each other and to […]

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Space Station: High-value Drug Research

March 10th, 2014

Set for an upcoming ride to the International Space Station (ISS) are nearly a100 proteins to be used in crystallization studies – microgravity research that could lead to innovative methods of drug discovery. A SpaceX Falcon booster is to depart Florida on March 16, making a delivery run to the orbiting complex. The protein crystallization […]

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New Study: Big Growth in Small Satellites

February 11th, 2014

  Small satellites are growing… in popularity and utility. That’s the message from a new study looking into trends and projections for the nano/microsatellite market. The new assessment comes from SpaceWorks of Atlanta, Georgia and the study projects that more than 400 nano/micro satellites will need launches annually in the year 2020 and beyond. SpaceWorks […]

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Book Review: America’s Space Futures – Defining Goals for Space Exploration

February 2nd, 2014

America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, Editor Eric Sterner; George C. Marshall Institute, Arlington, Va.; $12.99, shipping and handling $3.99; (soft cover); 2013. The George C. Marshall Institute has published a thought-provoking new book, America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, edited by Institute Fellow Eric Sterner. There are those that see […]

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Named 2014 National Space Trophy Recipient

January 22nd, 2014

    The selection of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, former astronaut and retired U.S. Marine Corps major general, as the 2014 recipient of the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation’s annual National Space Trophy was announced Tuesday.   Bolden, who became NASA’s 12th top administrator in July 2009, will be honored on April 11 […]

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