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President Obama will likely seek Congressional endorsement for missions to robotically capture an asteroid and park the 500 ton space rock in a stable lunar orbit, where U. S. astronauts could pay a visit as early as 2021, according to U. S. Sen. Bill Nelson, of Florida, who chairs the Senate Science and Space Subcommittee, an oversight panel with jurisdiction over NASA.


WhiteKnightTwo/SpaceShipTwo fly over New Mexico's Spaceport America. Credit Virgin Galactic


The global space economy is surging, and the commercial space sector deserves much of the credit, according to the Space Foundation, the Colorado Springs-based non profit, in its annual report on the sector for 2013.

During 2012, the world’s space sector generated $304.31 billion in private sector and government revenues, up 6.7 percent over the previous 12 months.


Credit: JAXA/Akihiro Ikeshita

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is preparing for launch its Hayabusa2 spacecraft – set to depart in 2014 then land on an asteroid in 2018. Then the mission will return samples of the space rock back to Earth in 2020.

JAXA has opened up a Haybusa2 name and message campaign. The...

Apollo 11 and Lunar Rover: Owners Workshop Manuals from Haynes Publishing, Sparkford, UK...


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