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Russian Progress Loss May Impact Space Station Operations

August 24th, 2011

    A Russian Progress supply craft bound for the International Space Station crashed back to Earth early Wednesday, potentially impacting future crew as well as cargo transportation activities aboard the orbiting science lab — barely a month after NASA retired the space shuttle. The Progress 44,   carrying nearly 5,900 pounds of propellant, water, compressed […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Competition for Global Space Leadership Tightens, Futron reports

August 18th, 2011

  The Futron Corp’s 2011 Space Competiveness Index finds the United States perched atop 10 global competitors in the field, yet slipping as the nation’s space policy undergoes a transition, especially in the realm of human space flight. The Bethesda, Md., aerospace consulting firm, made the executive summary of its fourth annual full SCI available […]

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Education

Spacewalking Cosmonauts Launch Educational Satellite

August 3rd, 2011

  Persistent spacewalking cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev successfully deployed ARISSat-1, a 57-pound educational satellite from the International Space Station on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Russian Yuri Gagarin’s first human spaceflight. Gagarin made a single orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. Troubles with ARISSat-1, a prototype for a series of […]

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Canadian Space Agency

President Obama Lauds Shuttle, Station Programs in Chat With Atlantis Crew. NASA to Aim for Mars, He Says

July 15th, 2011

  President Obama commended NASA’s shuttle program in a call to the Atlantis astronauts on Friday in which he also re-stated his call for the space agency to develop the technologies for bold new missions of human exploration. An expedition to Mars is NASA’s ultimate destination, the nation’s commander-in-chief told Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson, pilot […]

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Asteroid Exploration

Nostalgia, Promise of Bold New Missions Surround NASA’s Final Shuttle Flight

July 1st, 2011

  NASA’s final shuttle flight represents a milestone that has many who work at the space agency committed to its success, though already nostalgic about the retiring orbiters and hopeful the passage will lead the nation to embark on bold new ventures. Poised at the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39 A, Atlantis is scheduled […]

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International Space Station

Russian Supply Craft Docks With Space Station

June 23rd, 2011

  An unpiloted Russian supply craft docked successfully with the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering 5,800 pounds of fuel, food, water, medical supplies and spare parts. The Progress 43 linked with the station’s aft most docking port at 12:37 p.m., EDT. There it will also serve as a propulsion source to raise or lower […]

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