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NASA will bring its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, a 16 inch space telescope, out of retirement in September to scan the solar system for potential destinations for the agency’s proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission — an ambitious bid to corral a small asteroid into orbit around the moon, where it could be explored by U. S. astronauts.

WISE was launched in 2009 and deactivated two years ago.

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Former shuttle astronaut, Jeffrey Hoffman, shows off the stylish S3. Credit: Aurora Flight Sciences/MIT

A low-profile, lightweight, space suit simulator has been delivered to NASA, designed to meet the space agency’s research and training needs.

Aurora Flight Sciences headquartered in Manassas, Virginia has collaborated with MIT experts to create an...

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden greeted eight new astronaut candidates at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday, the first of their profession to join the space agency in four years.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden welcomed eight new astronaut candidates to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Bolden was a new astronaut candidate himself in 1980. Photo Credit/NASA.

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Credit: ISECG

A new report has been released, the Global Exploration Roadmap for 2013, an action plan for space exploration.

The Global Exploration Roadmap is being developed by space agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG): Italy, France, Canada, Germany, the European Space Agency, India, Japan, the Republic of...

Rosetta spacecraft en route to a comet. Credit: ESA

In the course of one orbit around the Sun, the...

RINGS achieved the first and only successful demonstration of EMFF in full six degrees of freedom to date. Pictured, graduate student Dustin Alinger (left) and RINGS on board NASA’s reduced gravity airplane. Credit: Univ. of Md.

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, plus a roundup of weekend activities. Historically accustomed to bipartisan support, NASA finds itself...

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin strung power and data cables outside the International Space Station’s Russian segment on Friday to provide Russia’s future Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module with electricity and Ethernet connectivity from the U. S. side.

The six to seven hour excursion got under way at 10:39 a.m., EDT, as the two men depressurized the Pirs airlock.

Soon, Yurchikin was on the 46-foot-long Russian Strella boom with two power cable reels and an Ethernet cable bundle gazing down at the Earth 260 miles below. Misurkin hand cranked the boom to maneuver his colleague into place on the 15-year-old Zarya module to begin stringing the cables...

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