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Finding ET – An Odds on Favorite

August 25th, 2010

BOULDER, Colorado — Finding ET out there sooner rather than later – what are the odds? Turns out that Paddy Power — Ireland’s largest bookmaker and a leading provider of gaming services in the UK, Australia and Ireland – have slashed their odds on extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next decade from 33/1 to […]

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NASA Looks to Innovative Lunar Demos for Data Purchase

August 7th, 2010

Private lunar rover. Courtesy Astrobotic Technology   NASA has made an offer to buy data provided via commercial lunar landers. The space agency announcement falls under its Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) program, an initiative with a total budget of $30 million.  One private group has already taken up the NASA offer: Astrobotic Technology, a […]

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Suborbital Space Tourist Craft Makes Milestone Flight

July 17th, 2010

Up, up…but not quite away! SpaceShipTwo captive-carry test includes first onboard crew. Credit: Virgin Galactic   The scene at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California was one of thumbs up and all smiles. For the first time with a crew on board, the SpaceShipTwo was carried aloft underneath its mothership, the WhiteKnightTwo – […]

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European Space Agency Backs China as Space Station Partner

June 1st, 2010

A Chinese news source is reporting today that the European Space Agency (ESA) supports China’s inclusion in the International Space Station (ISS) partnership. ESA’s agency’s director-general Jean-Jacques Dordain made the remarks during a Global Lunar Conference now underway in Beijing, organized by the International Astronautical Federation and the Chinese Society of Astronautics. Dordain said international […]

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