CSExtra – Tuesday, May 21, 2013Tuesday's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, will be recognized posthumously later this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony. A comprehensive report on the promise of the U.S. commercial space sector. An op-ed challenge to the rationale behind NASA's proposed mission to corral an asteroid. On Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover bores into a second rock in search of clues to the planet's environmental past. Essays assess the Kepler mission's future and offer a possible look at the future of U. S. sponsored human space exploration. Reaction wheels: can't live with them, can't live without them. Great Britain gets an astronaut.
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