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Artist’s concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has come out of hibernation mode to carry out system checks, as well as receive a new flight software upload and churn...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Funding uncertainties cast risk on NASA commercial crew and deep space exploration development efforts, an independent...

U. S. private sector astronauts could be launching into Earth orbit for the first time in 2015, ending a domestic human space launch hiatus that began with the retirement of NASA’s space shuttle fleet in mid-2011, participants in the agency’s three- year-old Commercial Crew Program said Wednesday.

In this illustration, Boeing's CST-100 prepares to dock...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities underway around the world. NASA will look to corporate test pilots to restore a U. S. human space launch capability, perhaps by 2015 — if...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Asteroid Apophis, once considered a collision threat, passes close to the Earth tonight.  Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air...

 

Artist's illustration of recently discovered asteroid belt around the bright star Vega. Image Credit/NASA

Observations with NASA’s Spitzer space telescope and the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory have detected  familiar looking asteroid/cometary belts around Vega, a young star and one of the brightest objects in the northern night sky.

The band of small objects near Vega,...

Courtesy of Stanford Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Phobos, one of two moons...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the globe. NASA’s Kepler space telescope mission finds Earth-sized planets plentiful in the Milky Way Galaxy as well as prospects...

This artist's illustration represents the variety of planets being detected by NASA's Kepler spacecraft. A new analysis has determined the frequencies of planets of all sizes, from Earths up to gas giants. Key findings include the fact that one in six stars hosts an Earth-sized planet in an orbit of 85 days or less, and that almost all sun-like stars have a planetary system of some...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, plus a roundup from the first weekend of 2013. Is the U. S. commercial sector igniting a new era of enthusiasm for...

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