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Based on a statistical analysis of all the Kepler observations, astronomers now estimate that one in five stars like the sun have planets about the size of Earth and a surface temperature conducive to life. Credit: Petigura/UC Berkeley, Howard/IfA, Marcy/UC Berkeley, Illumina Studios.

For those interstellar travelers hungry to hit high speed, there are...

NASA's Opportunity Mars robot - on a roll toward higher ground. Credit: NASA/JPL

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Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual – An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the failed Moon mission; Quayside publishing group/Zenith Press; Minneapolis, MN; $28.00; November 2013.

For those of you that didn’t experience the “real deal” in 1970 – beyond the great Ron Howard movie – you can’t do any better than this volume in reliving a true, edge-of-your-seat drama....

An artist’s conception shows a sampling rocket, with a tether linking a return capsule inside the rocket to a recovery craft. Credit: Univ. of Washington

A University of Washington (UW) class is crashing rockets into the ground…and on purpose.

The student project is called “Sample Return Systems for Extreme Environments,” a novel technology that recently received $500,000 over two years from the NASA...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Spending cuts and losses of skilled managers and workers threaten to take aerospace toll, cautions...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA Space Launch System contractor ATK makes strides with composites in improving the performance,...

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