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Red Rover – Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity by Roger Wiens; Basic Books; New York, New York; $25.99; 2013.

This is a great read, and adds to the ambience and high-saluting given to NASA’s Curiosity rover that landed a year ago this month on the red planet.

Author Roger Wiens is the principal investigator for the ChemCam laser instrument...

 

Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, will become a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for those who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of theUnited States.

President Obama made the announcement Aug. 8.

NASA astronaut Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, champions...

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collecting a sample from the surface of Bennu. Credit: NASA/Univ. of Arizona

A NASA sample return mission to an asteroid is geared to provide important clues as to how to mine asteroids in the future.

Called the OSIRIS-REx – NASA short-hand for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security and...

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station welcomed the arrival of a Japanese re-supply capsule on Friday.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, positioned at the controls of the station’s Canadian robot arm, captured the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s 33 foot long  HTV-4 freighter with its 3.6 tons of food, water, clothing, spare parts and science equipment, at 7:22 a.m., EDT.

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Japan’s HTV-4 resupply capsule nears an early Friday rendezvous and berthing with the...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. More on NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver’s decision to leave the space agency...

NASA technologist Jacob Englander has created a new trajectory-determination tool to get to difficult-to-reach targets.Image Credit: NASA Goddard/Pat Izzo

Plotting a course to those hard-to-reach destinations – say Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and most comets and asteroids – can now be easier thanks to a NASA technologist offering a “paradigm shift” in charting long-haul missions.

Called the...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver formally announces plans to leave the space agency...

Lori Garver, who championed a prominent role for the commercial sector in the future of U. S. human space exploration, will leave her post as NASA’s deputy administrator on Sept. 6.

Garver, who served in the role for four years, will join the Air Line Pilots Association as general manager.

Lori Garver, NASA's Deputy Administrator, to depart. Photo Credit/NASA

Praise for Garver’s enthusiasm for...

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Euroconsult released today Trends & Prospects for Emerging Space Programs, a report that benchmarks projects, development models, lessons learned and perspectives of countries starting their first or second generation satellite programs.

Of the 29 countries assessed in the report, 27 have begun investing in a space program for a total value...

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