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Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, center right, are dwarfed by the outside of the International Space Station as they move along an the slender arm of an outstretched cargo crane.  Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

 

Spacewalking cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov prepared the...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the globe. In Switzerland, experts say they are prepared to address the hazards posed by orbital space debris....

Robonaut 2 extends his right hand for a handshake on Wednesday with International Space Station commander Dan Burbank. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

International Space Station commander Dan Burbank shook hands on Wednesday with Robonaut 2, the first time man and machine have exchanged the traditional male greeting on the high frontier.

“For the...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers a collection of the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the globe. NASA says it will need all of the $830 million in proposed annual funding outlined...

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Tuesday’s CSExtraoffers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington, the President proposes a $17.7 billion NASA budget for 2013, a small decrease...

Concept art by Dan Durda

As a part of its education and public outreach program, the NASA New Horizons mission to the Pluto system is proposing a stamp commemorating its exploration of Pluto to the U.S. Postal Service.

The post office requires that stamp proposals be accompanied by a petition signed by members of the public who support the stamp proposal.

On Feb 1, NASA’s New...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, plus a roundup from the weekend.  In Washington, President Obama unveils his 2013 budget proposal on...

 

Mercury astronaut John Glenn examines the insignia for his Friendship capsule weeks before his historic orbital flight. Photo Credit/NASA photo

Mercury astronaut John Glenn, an accomplished Marine Corps aviator with deep Midwestern roots and a winning smile, became the first American to circle the Earth on Feb. 20, 1962.

Now 90, Glenn plans to mark...

New Horizons: Edition Apollo 104 Poster Set, By Robert Godwin; Apogee Books, Canada; $49.95; 2011.

This is Apollo on steroids…panoramic photography on the Moon. It is imagery that you’ve never experienced. The folks at Apogee Books have done an incredible job of packaging here.

There are over 100 color roll outs, measuring 20 inches by 6.6 inches, that will plant your feet on solid...

Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is chalking up interplanetary mileage en route to distant Pluto.

Few spacecraft travel 10 astronomical units (AU) during their entire mission.

But with New Horizons already logging more than twice that distance on its way to Pluto, coming to within 10...

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