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Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.  The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee report on the 2016 budget adds money to the White House request for the Space Launch System and Orion, subtracts from Commercial Crew.  Former NASA officials urge development of the Space Launch System heavy lift rocket for future human and robotic deep space exploration. A U.S. House bill backs commemorative coins for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing.  European astronomers characterize the significance of the earliest stars in the formation of planets, life.  Methane traces in Martian meteorites suggests possible life on...

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A NASA sponsored Mars mission simulation has six volunteers eager for the feel of the wind, taste of fresh fruit.  ABC to debut a docudrama based on the best-selling book The Astronaut Wives Club on Thursday.  Who speaks for Earth? A legal expert offers an alien contact opinion. Europe’s Philae lander makes a second contract with Earth, following a long silence. Eager scientist looks for fast track to Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io. Will Congress, the White House ever see eye to eye on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program?  Sierra Nevada looks to Huntsville, Ala., for commercial...

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. A Florida editorial urges full funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program in 2016 to end reliance on Russia for the launching of astronauts to the International Space Station. Prolonged debate in the U.S. over space destinations is turning young talent away from the space program, according to an op-ed. Six scientists emerge from an eight month Mars simulation in Hawaii. Texas gathers new space clout in Congress. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott retires, but stands in awe of opportunities awaiting her successors. Europe’s Philae comet lander ends months of silence. NASA outlines plans...

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday failed to back an amendment that would have restored 2016 funding for NASA’s commercial crew program to the White House request. Without the full $1.244 billion request, NASA will be unable to end its reliance on Russia for astronaut launches by the end of 2017, say supporters. The U.S. can likely develop the technologies to reach Mars with humans. But can it sustain the political support?  NASA test fires a Space Launch System first stage rocket engine. Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin urges space cooperation with China. Texas musters...

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.  The U.S. Senate Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee responsible for NASA spending trims the agency’s 2016 Commercial Crew Program request, possibly locking in Russia’s role as the sole provider of astronaut transportation to the International Space Station into 2018 or beyond. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden objects to a possible commercial crew budget cut. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft advances on giant asteroid Ceres, while scientists remain puzzled by bright spots. NASA’s New Horizons mission flyby of distant Pluto on July 14 will mark a major milestone in...

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