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As NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover revs up to start rolling, a new poll has looked into public backing of a human mission to Mars. Now Americans are slightly more supportive of sending a human to the Red Planet.

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from  around the world. NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory snaps its first panorama. NASA’s Morpheus prototype moon lander...

I happen to have been born the same week NASA was founded, in early October 1958. That means my earliest awareness of the world took place in the 1960s, during the Apollo era. It was also a turbulent decade internationally, and America was no exception. We were at war in Southeast Asia, the civil rights movement was under way, assassinations were taking place, and NASA was heading for the Moon.

At the time, it seemed clear that the astronauts, whatever criteria were used to select them, would never have included me. The astronauts were drawn from the military — all but two of them. One was Neil Armstrong, a civilian test pilot and aeronautical engineer — the commander of Apollo 11...

Now that NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has reached the red planet, you can keep an eye on the mission in 3D.

Best yet…without need for...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong recovers from heart by-pass surgery. NASA’s Mars Science...

 

NASA's commercial crew initiative is intended to establish competitive low Earth orbit passenger launch services. NASA image

Just days after selecting industry partners for a third round of competitive commercial crew space transportation development, NASA on Wedesday outlined plans to certify the safety of the winning designs and operators, launch at least one...

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Imagery from orbiting spacecraft has pictured the four main pieces of hardware that arrived on Mars with NASA’s Curiosity rover

The hardware has been spotted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

MRO’s High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera snagged this image...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover dispatches its first color imagery, while the six...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the world. NASA’s successful Mars Science Laboratory landing inspires. A look behind NASA’s campaign to lower...

NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of...

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