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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The Boeing Co., SpaceX and Sierra Nevada receive $10 million in awards from NASA to certify the safety of their...

NASA awarded $30 million to three U. S. companies on Monday to certify the safety of their commercial spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

The space agency is already working with the companies, Boeing and its CST-100 capsule; SpaceX and its Dragon capsule; and Sierra Nevada Corp. and its winged Dream Chaser space plane, to initiate commercial crew launch services  by 2017.

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Close fly-by of asteroid Toutatis this week!

Potentially hazardous asteroid Toutatis, an asteroid with an estimated diameter of over 3 miles (5.4 km), will make its close approach to Earth this week.

Slooh Space Camera will cover its near-approach on Tuesday, December 11th, with several live shows on Slooh.com, free to the...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related matters, including a roundup from the weekend. NASA and NOAA satellites offer drought indicators. NASA’s role in growing the national economy. Talk of...

The outside advice directed at NASA and theU. S.civil space program came in waves this week, just as the space agency was unveiling changes to its Mars exploration program, including plans for the launching of a second Curiosity class rover in 2020.

Apollo 11 skipper Neil Armstrong pauses after humanity's first walk on the moon. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

 

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington, Golden Spike unveils plans for commercial passenger missions to the moon. A report this week from the U...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The National Research Council finds NASA adrift and tasked with too many missions and insufficient resources. In...

NASA’s long legacy of achievement, from the Apollo moon missions to the assembly of the International Space Station and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, is in jeopardy, according to a new study from the National Research Council.

Artist's view of Mars. Image Credit/NASA

Key findings from NASA’s Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus suggest that neither the public nor the agency itself...

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. “Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights,” asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied this specialized imagery for 20 years.

A new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA unveils a new Mars exploration strategy in response to budget restrictions. The new plan includes the 2020...

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