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CSExtra – Top Space News for Monday, October 20, 2014

Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Space Launch System heavy lift rocket development carries out "confidence welds." NASA's Langley Research Center organizes robotic phase of Asteroid Retrieval Mission. Women more efficient Mars explorers? China completes construction of spaceport for future lunar, Mars missions. Comet Siding Spring zips past Mars on Sunday. Aerojet Rocketdyne embraces next Mars assignment. NASA stops work on solar sail experiment. European Space Agency verifies Rosetta mission landing site. Read More

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