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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way around the world. On Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover prepares for first motion, the next phase of its young two...

Color view of Curiosity on Mars

Thanks to the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) the Curiosity rover was sitting on the surface of Mars.

This color-enhanced view of NASA’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars was taken by the MRO’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) as it flew overhead.

Colors have been enhanced to show the subtle color variations near the rover, which result from different types...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the globe. President Obama praises NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory control team for the successful landing of...

 

President Obama offers praise to NASA's Curiosity rover team from Air Force One. White House Photo

President Obama was filled with praise for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory early Monday, when he called the control center for the Mars Science Laboratory from Air Force One to check in on the Curiosity rover.

Early Aug. 6, Curiosity settled into Gale Crater on Mars, the on target...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers a roundup of the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, with a roundup from the weekend. NASA’s MSL/Curiosity rover continues to draw attention,...

U. S. astronauts hover close to an asteroid in this NASA illustration

 

NASA was directed by Congress to re-assess its future, as part of the agency’s 2012 appropriations bill. The task, which must be completed soon, was assigned to the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academies.

The National Academies serve as a Congressional...

Distance and direction of Sky Crane impact zone from Curiosity rover. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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While the rover will help answer a wealth of questions about Mars, it raises some troubling ones about Earth — and the United States in particular. Why does a country that can pull off this kind of engineering legerdemain have such a hard time doing the easy stuff — maintaining its terrestrial infrastructure, addressing climate change, simply stepping out of the toxic swamp of domestic politics enough to keep the FAA funded and the lights on in Washington?

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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...

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