CSExtra – Friday, December 6, 2013Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA strives for new efficiencies by eliminating field center duplication. Boldly go where no one has gone before with slashed funding? New film depicts "scary side" of Mars landing. Apollo astronaut replicates NASA flight jacket. Planetary Society urges President Obama to fund NASA planetary science at $1.5 billion annually. Researchers grow anxious over proposed changes in NASA planetary science grants. Justifying the search for alien life. China's Chang'e-3 lunar lander to reach moon's orbit tonight. Plan to revive NASA's Kepler planet hunting mission to get spring hearing. NASA observing campaign to look for comet ISON remnants.
The exploration of space has defined what it means to be Americans—not just dreamers, but doers, not just bystanders but leaders. America continues to define what space exploration means on a global scale—a frontier for collaboration, new technologies and innovations, new jobs and industries, and inspiration through education.More about space exploration More about the Coalition More about NASA