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Patches from NASA's Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia missions. Photo credit/NASA

 

NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1,  will pay tribute to astronauts from three U.  S. missions who lost their lives while pursuing the exploration of space.

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Apollo 17 hand-held Hasselblad picture of the full Earth. This picture was taken on 7 December 1972, as the spacecraft traveled to the moon as the last of the Apollo missions. A remarkably cloud-free Africa is at upper left, stretching down to the center of the image. Saudi Arabia is visible at the top of the disk and Antarctica and the south pole are at the bottom. Asia is on the horizon is at upper...

Credit: NASA

In a special program sponsored by the Baker Institute, noted space policy experts reviewed the present status and future of NASA and the U.S. civil space program, as well as the need for a definitive national civil space policy.

This event was held Jan 24, 2013 and can now be viewed at:

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NASA offered an eye full this week at it placed the nation’s future in space on display during President Obama’s Inaugural Parade in Washington D. C..

Here are some of the photos captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls:

Orion is in development to launch U. S. astronauts on missions to the asteroids and Mars as well as return them to the moon. Un-piloted test...

Princeton University Press/Detler van Ravenswaay

Near-Earth Objects – Finding Them Before They Find Us by Donald K. Yeomans; Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey; $24.95; 2013.

This is a superb book that brings the reader up-to-speed on those menacing denizens of the deep – Near Earth Objects, or NEOs for short. Moreover, this book is...

Arkyd-100 series - the Leo Space Telescope. Credit Planetary Resources

The private space group – Planetary Resources – headquartered near Seattle, Washington is pushing forward on its Arkyd-100 – the firm’s space telescope and technology demonstrator for their Arkyd series of asteroid prospecting missions.

The Arkyd-100 series is the group’s first commercial spacecraft capable of...

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