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A White House endorsement Wednesday of an extension of operations aboard the U. S. led International Space Station from 2020 to at least 2024 sets a wide stage for more work on life support systems for future human deep space missions, the maturing of U. S. commercial low Earth orbit crew and cargo transportation services, as well as research into medications and materials that could mean new high tech products for the Earth.


Dream Chaser - lifting body design. Credit: NASA/SNC

U.S. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed an understanding to identify areas of collaboration with European industry for developing hardware and mission concepts for the Dream Chaser orbital transportation system.


2014 AA orbit trajectory prior to striking Earth. Credit: MPC


Astronauts from the International Space Station will appear before millions world wide as part of annual New Year’s Eve festivities broadcast from One Times Square in New York City.

New York City's Times Square Photo Credit/Getty Images

NASA’s Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins as well as Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi...

NASA LRO camera spots China's Chang'e 3 lander and rover. Credit: NASA/GSFC/LROC/ASU

Before and after LRO...


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