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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington, a U.S. Senate appropriations panel agrees to add $100 million to NASA’s Mars...

Discovery touches down at Dulles International Airport after a rousing Washington D. C. flyover. Photo Credit/NASA TV

NASA’s shuttle orbiter Discovery reached her new home port on Tuesday, the nation’s capital, following a four hour ferry flight atop a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that featured a fly over of the...

Craters created by asteroid impacts might be the best place to look for signs of life on other planets.

That’s the word from researchers from the University of Edinburgh, one results from drilling almost 2 kilometers below one of the largest asteroid impact craters on Earth – in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia.

Tiny organisms have been discovered thriving deep underneath that site where an asteroid crashed some...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA and SpaceX look to April 30 for the lift off of the first U. S. commercial cargo delivery...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers a collection of the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, including weekend events. NASA sets  August as a deadline for the formulation of...

Destination Mars – New Explorations of the Red Planet by Rod Pyle; Prometheus Books; Amherst, New York; $19.00; 2012

As you read this, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is bearing down on the red planet – headed for an early August entry, descent and landing.

Once again, scientists and engineers will have fingers-crossed as this powerful machine dives into the thin...

Seven antennas of the Allen Telescope Array, used to study signals from remote galaxies, supernova remnants, extrasolar planetary systems, and the interstellar medium. Each antenna is about 20 feet wide. Credit: SRI/SETI Institute

A search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has pulled in its antenna horns a bit to carry out a new agenda of scientific research – some of which is far closer to Earth.

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. North Korea’s closely watched and globally discouraged satellite launch late Thursday...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way around the world. Today marks the 51st anniversary of the first human spaceflight, the April 12, 1961 orbit of...

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The International Space Station (ISS) is the focal point for “heated” debate!

An experiment is bridging the gap between normal gravity material flammability screening tests, short time ground-based microgravity tests and actual zero-gravity spacecraft conditions.

Called the Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS) experiment, the work is underway within the ISS.

“The basic applied...

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