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Sunday marks an important anniversary in the annals of human spaceflight.

Valentina Tereshkova Photo Credit/NASA Goddard

 

On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space.

Now 77, Tereshkova circled the Earth 48 times flying solo over three days in...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The crew of China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft docks and boards the Tiangong-1 orbital outpost. In op-...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. China’s Shenzhou-10 closes in on docking with the Tiangong-1 orbital outpost. A new study...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. China’s Shenzhou-10 mission, launched Tuesday, lays groundwork for a future Chinese space...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Early Tuesday, China launches a two-man, one-woman crew on a 15-day mission to the Tiangong-...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, plus a look at weekend activities. China prepares to launch the Shenzhou-10 mission with a two man,...

The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy by Jim Bell; Sterling Publishing Co. Inc; New York, New York; (hard cover) $29.95; May 2013.

This elegant, eye-catching book offers stunning photographs and illustrations that chronicle spacecraft exploits and astronomical observations. That’s...

NASA’s long-lived Mars Opportunity rover has joined the more recently landed and better equipped Curiosity rover in finding evidence for a chemically neutral form of water in rocks favorable for the emergence of  biological activity during the red planet’s early history.

NASA's Opportunity rover has explored Mars' since 2004. Image Credit/NASA

Both discoveries were associated with clay minerals, which...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Florida, NASA’s first space-bound Orion capsule passes a key ground test. NASA envisions research scientists...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA’s Mars Curiosity mission takes a new turn. The European Space Agency successfully launches the ATV-4, or Albert...

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