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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Orbital Sciences Corp, NASA address data exchange issue to set up Cygnus rendezvous with the International...

Plans by Orbital Sciences Corp. and NASA to rendezvous Orbital’s Cygnus cargo capsule with the International Space Station early Sunday were delayed by two days to overcome a navigation communications discrepancy between the two spacecraft.

Orbital quickly diagnosed the issue that surfaced about 1:30 a.m., EDT, and prepared a software patch which was to undergo testing in a ground based simulator before being transmitted to the orbiting freighter for further evaluation. A successful out come, was to prompt the start of a second rendezvous attempt by Cygnus with the space station late Monday. The changes would guide the Cygnus, with its 1,570 pounds of crew provisions, within range...

Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist by George D. Morgan; Prometheus Books; Amherst, New York; $18.00 (soft cover); July 2013.

No doubt, many have been absorbed by Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys (also known as October Sky).

But this book captures a lost legacy surrounding Mary Sherman Morgan. It’s a compelling read about a woman that ascended...

NASA's Mighty Eagle, a flying test bed for future robotic Moon landers. Credit: NASA/MSFC/Moon Express

Government/private sector collaboration is helping to foster the development of commercial, low-cost missions to the Moon.

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is collaborating with Moon Express, Inc. to test the company’s flight software on NASA’s “Mighty Eagle” prototype robotic lander.

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Expect more on Earth from space as human explorers begin to push beyond the International Space Station to the moon, the asteroids and Mars, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group suggests in a new 21 page white paper, Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration, that addresses the topic.

Report link: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Benefits-Stemming-from-Spa...

The coordination group, comprised of 14 space agencies, produced a Global Exploration Roadmap earlier this year outlining strategies for...

The James Webb Space Telescope will be pointed so that the Sun, Earth and Moon are always on one side, and the sunshield will act like a parasol, keeping the optics and science instruments cool by keeping them in the shade and protecting them from the heat of the sun and warm spacecraft electronics. Credit: Northrop Grumman Corp.

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary in space related activities from across the globe. Giant Space Launch System oxygen tank waits turn in Huntsville traffic. New U. S. commercial cargo...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA upbeat about future of Asteroid Retrieval Mission featuring new Space Launch Systems and Orion...

 

 

An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket and Cygnus re-supply craft lifted off Wednesday for the International Space Station, marking the inauguration of a second U. S. cargo service for the six person orbiting science lab.

Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off on inaugural re-supply mission to the space station. Photo Credit/NASA TV

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A look at the moon close up. Orbital Sciences Corp. poised to expand ranks of private sector...

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