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New op-ed by Doug Cooke: Basic Safety Is Not Negotiable in Human Space Exploration

Doug Cooke, an adviser to the Coalition for Space Exploration, discusses why safety is still the highest priority in manned spaceflight. Read More

CSExtra – Top Space News for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Neil Armstrong, the late Apollo 11 commander, was honored Monday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where the historic mission he led 45 years ago lifted off. Mars fits U.S. human space exploration plans like no other destination, according to the Mars Society's Robert Zubrin. Google Lunar X-Prize stirs commercial interest in the moon. Astronomers prepare for new generation of powerful telescopes -- anchored to the Earth as well as launched into space. Read More

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.

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