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An a new directive on space policy, the U. S. Department of Defense emphases a commitment to protect U. S. space assets from external threats, while recognizing the rights of other nation’s to use space for peaceful purposes.

The directive also urges greater cooperation among the world’s space faring nations in mitigating the growing hazard posed by the accumulation of man made orbital debris.



In a close contest, NASA edged out more than a half-dozen federal agencies in a 2012  U. S. Office of Professional Management survey of the best places to work within the U.  S. federal government.

NASA, with a 74 percent employee satisfaction ranking, topped the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 73; the Office of...

Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope and a natural consequence of large scale gravity, have imaged the most distant galaxy identified so far.

Astronomers image most distant galaxy detected so far. Photo Credit/NASA

Measured at just 600 light years across, quite small in cosmic terms, MACS0647-JD was imaged as it was just 420 million years after the...

Something in the soil? Curiosity Mars rover image of the Martian neighborhood. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

The scientific community is abuzz about NASA’s one-ton Mars rover, Curiosity, making a finding using a suite of instruments called SAM that can gulp in and analyze Martian soil samples.

Those SAM findings have not yet been released....


NASA’s next mission to Mars is the spacecraft known as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN for short.

MAVEN is set for launch in November 2013.

As a Mars orbiter, MAVEN will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian atmosphere, with a goal of determining the history of the loss of atmospheric gases to space...


U. S. Astronaut Sunita Williams assisted from Russian Soyuz capsule after landing in wintry Kazakhstan. Photo Credit/NASA TV


U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, touching down aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in wintry northern Kazakhstan after a 127 day mission to the International Space Station

The capsule carrying Sunita...


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