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Three NASA shuttle-era astronauts, two of them women, were inducted into the U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Those honored in ceremonies at the Hall, close to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., included Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command a shuttle mission; Curt Brown, who served as the commander or pilot of six shuttle missions, and Bonnie Dunbar, a shuttle mission specialist and bio-medical engineer who launched aboard five shuttle flights.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was among those who greeted and honored the hall’s newest members.

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The Hubble Space Telescope, a successful collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, will mark its 23rd anniversary in Earth orbit on Wednesday, April 24th.

In celebration the partnership, along with the Space Telescope Science Institute and other organizations associated with the space observatory, has released an image of the iconic Horsehead Nebula, a gigantic cloud of dust and gas 1,500 light years distant in the constellation Orion.

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from across the globe. NASA’s four-year-old Kepler space telescope mission finds evidence of “near by” Earth-like worlds circling or close to...

 

This artist's illustration compares the relative sizes of Kepler's habitable zone planet discoveries to date, with a photo of the Earth on the right. Left to right: Kepler 22-b, Kepler 69-c, Kepler 62-e, Kepler 62-f, then Earth. Image and photo credit/NASA

Launched four year ago, NASA’s Kepler space telescope is narrowing...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Wallops Island, Va., the lift off of Orbital Science Corp’s Antares test mission is re-set for Friday evening...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Orbital Sciences Corp looks to a key test launch under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program....

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station offer condolences to Boston. Global  government spending on space...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related events from around the world, including developments from the weekend. Aerospace industry as well as flight crew interest in the 2018 Inspiration Mars...

Ground crews load nitrous oxide into SpaceShipTwo in preparation for an April 12, 2013 test flight. The flight marked the first time that oxidizer flowed through SpaceShipTwo’s rocket nozzle in flight, successfully demonstrating key components of the system, key milestone in advance of SpaceShipTwo’s first rocket powered flight. Photo...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Plans outlined this week in NASA’s 2014 budget proposal to maneuver an asteroid into orbit around the moon draw mixed...

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