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New Books for Future Mars Settlers

August 10th, 2015

New Books for Future Mars Settlers There are two new and invaluable books on Mars, both of them ideal for those ready to settle down on the Red Planet: – How We’ll Live on Mars by Stephen Petranek – The International Mars Research Station – An exciting new plan to create a permanent human presence […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Book Review: The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

May 31st, 2015

The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles by Ron Garan; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.; $27.95 (Hardcover); 2015. There have been a number of “tell-all” books authored by former space travelers. But this book tells all and more. Ron Garan spent 178 days in space, carrying out […]

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Book Review: The Art of Space

December 18th, 2014

Book Review: The Art of Space – The History of Space Art, From the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era by Ron Miller; Zenith Press/Quarto Publishing Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota; $35.00 (hardcover); September 2014. This is an impressive gathering of artwork, drawn together by Ron Miller, artist extraordinaire. The book is an eye-catching […]

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Asteroid Exploration

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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CSExtra – Top Space News for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 10th, 2014

To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A NASA authorization bill, the first for the agency since […]

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Asteroid Exploration

White House Endorses Extension of Space Station Operations from 2020 to 2024

January 9th, 2014

A White House endorsement Wednesday of an extension of operations aboard the U. S. led International Space Station from 2020 to at least 2024 sets a wide stage for more work on life support systems for future human deep space missions, the maturing of U. S. commercial low Earth orbit crew and cargo transportation services, […]

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