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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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SPACECAST: Space Weather System for Protecting Satellites

February 27th, 2013

An international effort including Europe, the United States and Japan is focused on protecting the global satellite network from Sun-driven space weather. Satellites can be damaged by high energy charged particles in the Earth’s radiation belts, and during solar energetic particle (SEP) events. With the growing reliance on satellite services, new vulnerabilities to space weather […]

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Canadian Space Agency

U. S., Japanese and Russian Astronauts Return to Earth to Close Out Four Month Space Station Mission

November 19th, 2012

    U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, touching down aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in wintry northern Kazakhstan after a 127 day mission to the International Space Station The capsule carrying Sunita Williams, of NASA, the station’s commander; Akihiko Hoshide, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; and cosmonaut Yuri […]

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Canadian Space Agency

NASA Offers Space Station Viewers Email, Text Alerts

November 5th, 2012

Just a few days ago, the U. S.  led International Space Station reached a significant milestone: a dozen years of continuous human occupancy. NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko arrived aboard a Soyuz capsule on Nov. 2, 2000 for a 141-day expedition. Shepherd served as the station’s first commander. […]

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