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European Space Agency

Multi-national Space Station Crew Safe on Earth

November 11th, 2013

U.S., European and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, ending a 166 day mission to the International Space Station that drew to a close with a celebration of the 2014 Winter Games scheduled for Sochi, Russia.   The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, of […]

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New Space Roadmap Released

August 20th, 2013

A new report has been released, the Global Exploration Roadmap for 2013, an action plan for space exploration. The Global Exploration Roadmap is being developed by space agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG): Italy, France, Canada, Germany, the European Space Agency, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States, the […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Space Station Crew Berths Japanese Cargo Capsule

August 9th, 2013

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station welcomed the arrival of a Japanese re-supply capsule on Friday. NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, positioned at the controls of the station’s Canadian robot arm, captured the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s 33 foot long  HTV-4 freighter with its 3.6 tons of food, water, clothing, spare parts and science equipment, at […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

NASA Signs $424 Million Russian Crew Launch Extension for Space Station Missions

April 30th, 2013

  NASA has signed a $424 million contract extension with Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, to assure the launch and return of U. S., European, Japanese and Canadian astronauts to and from the International Space Station aboard Soyuz spacecraft through 2017, while Congress and the White House debate funding levels for the space agency’s […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Commercial Activity Fuels Growth in Global Space Economy

April 3rd, 2013

The global space economy is surging, and the commercial space sector deserves much of the credit, according to the Space Foundation, the Colorado Springs-based non profit, in its annual report on the sector for 2013. During 2012, the world’s space sector generated $304.31 billion in private sector and government revenues, up 6.7 percent over the […]

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Asteroid Exploration

All Aboard! Send Your Name, Message to an Asteroid

April 1st, 2013

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is preparing for launch its Hayabusa2 spacecraft – set to depart in 2014 then land on an asteroid in 2018. Then the mission will return samples of the space rock back to Earth in 2020. JAXA has opened up a Haybusa2 name and message campaign. The space agency will […]

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