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NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, left, and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy were the first assisted from their Soyuz capsule after a descent into northern Kazakhstan. Cosmonaut Evegeny Tarelkin was hoisted from the spacecraft to join them. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

Three U. S. and Russian astronauts returned to Earth late Friday,...

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover, a resident of the red planet’s Gale Crater since early August, this week confirmed what many planetary scientists have long believed — Mars was once warm and wet enough to support microbial life.

This NASA image represents a composite "self portrait" of Curiosity on Mars.

The announcement Tuesday was based on...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Wintry weather in Kazakhstan delays the return to Earth of three International Space Station crew members. The European...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the world. Veteran Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield becomes the first from his country to take command of the International...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way around the world. In Washington, NASA announces a significant finding from the Curiosity rover mission: The Martian environment...

NASA's Orion capsule, right, a cornerstone in future U. S. deep space exploration plans. Image Credit/NASA Image

 

NASA and Lockheed Martin, the space agency’s aerospace company partner in the development of the Orion crew vehicle, asked students in kindergarten through high school on Monday to assist them in the development of critical radiation shielding for the four...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Taking humans to Mars as a reality show. An asteroid as large as a city block zips past the Earth. Chinese anti-...

Astronomers appear closer to solving a celestial puzzle with the help of multiple space telescopes and some dogged data gathering.

The enigma involves an aging star, Methuselah, dated at 14.5 billion years old, plus or minus 800 million years.

Methuselah, oldest known star. Image Credit/Digitized Sky Survey

At that age,...

 

Mars, a possible human destination. Image Credit/NASA

 

Congress is considering some substantial changes in the way NASA is led, managed from the outside and funded, as policy makers attempt to give the nation’s civil space program a sharper focus as well as the stability to ensure the sustained political, public and financial support to advance human exploration and address other pressing issues.

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