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SpaceX Dragon supply capsule berths with the International Space Station in May. Photo Credit/NASA

 

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday cleared SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., for the start of regular commercial re-supply missions to the International Space Station.

The first of at least a dozen missions for which SpaceX is under a $1.6 billion NASA contract to launch is...

New movie shows the landing of Curiosity rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

If you want to get a feel for touching down on the Red Planet, look at a new movie thanks to NASA’s Curiosity rover mission.

The video covers the last two-and-a-half minutes before the rover touches down in Gale Crater. This movie is available...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. On Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover moves for the first time. Scientists name Curiosity’s landing site...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world.  On Mars, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover prepares for a short first drive. Steering, robot arm check...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from around the world. NASA chooses a new Mars mission. InSight, a lander, will study the Martian interior. On Mars, NASA’s...

Just as Curiosity revs up its scientific mission on Mars, NASA has selected a new mission to the Red Planet.

The space agency announced that InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.

InSight would launch in 2016. The lander...

 

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, left, moves a Russian construction crane. Fellow spacewalker Yuri Malenchenko, right, maneuvers his partner on a second crane anchored outside the International Space Station's Russian segment. Photo Credit/NASA TV

Russian cosmonauts...

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Monday’s CSExtra presents the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from around the world, with a roundup of weekend activities. On Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover zaps its first rock with a...

Mini ion thrusters are manufactured using micro-manufacturing techniques. This image shows an example of the different parts comprising a thruster. The finalized device is at the bottom right, measuring 1 cm by 1 cm and 2 mm in thickness. Photo: M. Scott Brauer

A worry about the proliferation of CubeSat satellite launches is adding clutter to an already troublesome amount of Earth-circling...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In a new study, the National Research Council suggests experts look to smaller, less expensive space...

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