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Second NASA Curiosity Mission Would Seek Evidence of Past Life on Mars

July 11th, 2013

NASA is refining plans for a second SUV-sized Curiosity rover mission to Mars in 2020 that would search for evidence of past biological activity, a potential international enterprise whose results may address the prospects for life elsewhere in the solar system and perhaps beyond. A 19-member Science Definition Team selected by NASA earlier this year […]

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Spacewalk Prepares Space Station for New Russian Lab

June 25th, 2013

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin prepared the International Space Station’s Russian segment for the arrival of the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module during a spacewalk Monday. Russia’s Nauka science compartment is scheduled for launching in December. Monday’s spacewalk eclipsed the scheduled six hours, as Yurchikhin and Misurkin struggled with fatigue from the many hand intensive […]

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Valentina Tershkova Pioneered the Way to Space For Woman

June 15th, 2013

Sunday marks an important anniversary in the annals of human spaceflight.   On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space. Now 77, Tereshkova circled the Earth 48 times flying solo over three days in the Vostok 6 spacecraft. Her flight followed the first human spaceflight, a one […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg Among Three New Space Station Crew Members

May 29th, 2013

A Russian Soyuz crew transport with a  two man, one woman crew docked with the International Space Station late Tuesday, following a second consecutive “express flight” to the 15 nation orbiting science lab. NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano plan to spend up to six months on […]

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Space Station’s First Canadian Commander to Depart for Earth

May 13th, 2013

Three International Space Station crew members, including the orbiting lab’s first Canadian commander, are scheduled to depart for Earth late Monday, following a whirlwind spacewalk over the weekend by two U. S. astronauts to stem a sudden leak in the ammonia cooling system. Canadian Chris Hadfield and one of the spacewalkers, Tom Marshburn, are to […]

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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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