Paving The Way For Human Exploration Of Asteroids
Image Caption: Pascal Lee (SETI Institute and Mars Institute) (right) and Sgt Andre Pearson (U.S.
Field tests simulating an asteroid sampling mission are under way in California.
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Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue. Sure, there’s always been talk of health in America.
A heartfelt letter to America from the American food industry.
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In prepared testimony last week before the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, former space shuttle program manager Wayne Hale urged lawmakers to boost spending for the commercial crew program: Poised on the cusp of these new systems, we run…
Wayne Hale talks sense to Congress. Did they listen?
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Christmas Day lift-off into space for Virgin Galactic and Abu Dhabi
DUBAI // Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company co-owned by Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments, will stage its first flight on Christmas Day this year.
Richard Branson proclaims first public flight to space of SpaceShipTwo will happen on Christmas Day 2013 and that he will be on it. This puts the pressure on the Scaled Composites team doing the flight testing.
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NASA’s OSIRIS- REx asteroid mission may get much more exciting thanks to an innovative proposal from a group led by Steve Chesley at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The main goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission will be to gather and return to Earth up to…
Plan to sample characterize a city-killer class asteroid, and at the same time find out whether crashing into it will alter its path enough to make it miss Earth, it it were ever to threaten a collision.
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Due to their relative faintness compared to their parent stars, most known exoplanets have been discovered using indirect detection methods – that is, detecting the effects they have rather than observing them directly.
New method of exoplanet finding, based on distorting the star’s shape with the planet’s gravity, finds a hot Jupiter in the Kepler field that was not detected by the transit method. Subsequently a grazing transit was discovered, once astronomers knew exactly where to look for it.
See on www.gizmag.com
By Mike WallSpace.com Four decades after the United States’ first space station roared into orbit, a second version of the groundbreaking craft may be on the horizon.
Is this, at last, an actual mission for the SLS?
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