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Pluto and Charon: New Horizons LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) composite image showing the detection of Pluto’s largest moon, Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Washington, U. S. House appropriators consider a $16.6 billion budget for NASA in 2014, a reduction of more than...

 

 

U. S.  and Italian spacewalkers sailed through a list of upgrade activities outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, including a solar power cable extension that will flow electricity to Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module following the compartment’s launch later this year.

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano rides end of the International Space...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Washington, House Democrats prepare to differ with Republicans by offering a competing version of a NASA...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, plus activities from the weekend. Russian reports suggest the country’s space apparatus is in serious disarray. Is the...

Round About the Earth – Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit by Joyce E. Chaplin; Simon & Schuster; New York, New York; $35.00; 2012.

This is a fascinating and pleasurable look at explorers that have accomplished around-the-world travel.

For almost five hundred years, we human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth – by ground, ocean,...

Launched in March 2009, NASA’s Kepler space telescope soon became the most prolific alien planet hunter ever.

Artist's illustration of Kepler planet hunter. Image Credit/NASA

The search has so far produced just under 3,300 candidate planets, among them representatives of the mission...

What's your view? New NASA website allows detective work from Earth orbit. Credit: NASA

A creative new website is available from NASA that can help improve your own feature-spotting skills and geographical knowledge about our planet – a plus in readying yourself for your own space tourism flight in Earth orbit.

Meanwhile, you can also help the Crew Earth Observations team...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Russia, a tense investigation gets under way into the July 2 loss of a Proton rocket moments after lift off from...

A planet with clouds and surface water orbits a red dwarf star in this artist’s conception of the Gliese 581 star system. New findings from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University show that planets orbiting red dwarf stars are more likely to be habitable than previously believed. Credit: Lynette Cook.

The projected...

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