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The Little Book of Space Law by Matthew J. Kleiman; ABA Book Publishing; Bolingbrook, Illinois; $19.95 (Regular)/$17.95 (American Bar Association Member); 2013.

This is an excellent and very readable treatment regarding space law – the international and national laws that govern human activities in outer space. Plus, you’ll find a surprising gaggle of factoids and...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, including those from the U. S. Memorial Day weekend.  Russia prepares to launch U.S., European as well as Russia...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NOAA scrambles to replace a suddenly inactive U. S. weather satellite as forecasters warn of an active hurricane season...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s recently completed International Space Station mission stirs new...

 

 

Plans to robotically capture and corral a small asteroid into a stable lunar orbit so it can be explored byU. S.astronauts as early as 2021 got a chilly reception as the strategy was outlined Tuesday before the House Space Subcommittee, a NASA oversight panel.

The lawmakers and a panel of experts that included a retired NASA exploration expert found more value in lunar activities as a precursor to an eventual Mars mission.

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Chinese space capabilities grow, according to the U. S. Department of Defense. The U. S. commercial space industry...

Key components of the stethoscope prototype. Credit: Will Kirk/homewoodphoto.jhu.edu

Even in outer space…the beat goes on!

The heart beat that is. But how best to monitor its condition on lengthy space treks, say to Mars?

An engineering team of students has designed a new stethoscope for NASA to deliver accurate heart- and body-sounds to medics who are trying to appraise astronauts’ health on long missions...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut, will be recognized posthumously later this year with the Presidential...

 

Dr. Sally Ride, American’s first female astronaut, will be honored posthumously with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House later this year, President Obama announced Monday.

Astronaut Sally Ride aboard shuttle Challenger in 1983. Photo Credit/NASA photo

 

The announcement coincided with a tribute to Ride on Monday night at the John F. Kennedy...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities, plus a look back at weekend happenings. NASA’s widely watched but troubled Kepler mission to find Earth-like exo-planets draws suggestions for...

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