CSExtra – Thursday, May 23, 2013Thursday's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's recently completed International Space Station mission stirs new interest in human space exploration. First stop on the way to mars: the moon or an asteroid?. On Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover hints at signs of wear and tear. Also on Mars, NASA's aging Opportunity rover finds signs of a past watery environment. Russia looks to 2017 to start tests of a new reusable rocket. NASA's Cassini mission completes a topographical map of Saturn's moon Titan. The European Space Agency opens a center to track hazardous asteroids. Virgin Galactic looks to late 2013 for the possible first suborbital flight with passengers. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center backs up NASA's Space Launch System.
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