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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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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA’s Kepler space telescope has pointing problems that cannot be overcome, ending...

 

NASA’s four-year Kepler space telescope search for Earth-like planets circling distant stars has come to a close, space agency managers announced Thursday,

It was a disappointing conclusion to an effort by flight control teams to recover disabled reaction control wheels used to precisely aim the observatory that was launched in 2009.

Artist's illustration of NASA's...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Dallas, the four-day Icarus Interstellar Starship Congress opens Thursday with...

Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech

Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech

A NASA probe en route to distant...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Commercial space entrepreneur Elon Musk sets his sites on hyperloop, a new means of...

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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. NASA’s proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission’s...

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