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Ares 1 First Stage Undergoes Successful Ground Test at ATK in Utah

  With a thunderous roar, the world’s most powerful solid rocket motor,  developed by Alliant Techsystems Inc., as the first stage for NASA’s Ares 1 crew exploration vehicle, fired for two minutes Tuesday at a desert test facility in Promontory, Utah. DM-2 was the second and perhaps the final test firing of the motor derived […]

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Plans Advanced for Human Trek to an Asteroid

ANAHEIM, California – Sending humans into deep space to make an up-close-and-personal survey of an asteroid is getting increased attention. Speaking last April at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on space exploration in the 21st century, President Barack Obama said his Administration is “setting a course with specific and achievable milestones.” “Early in […]

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NASA’s 2010 Desert Rats, an annual Field Test of Rovers, Habitats and Space Suits Opens Tuesday. Follow Along. Ask Questions. Special Webcast on Wednesday

. While the White House and Congress debate the nation’s future course in the exploration of space, NASA is preparing its engineers and scientists to carry out their decision, whether it be ambitious missions to the moon, the asteroids, or Mars. And this year, that means offering an introduction to its future engineers, scientists and […]

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CSExtra – Tuesday, August 31, 2010

To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Tuesday’s CSExtra features the latest reporting and commentary on space developments. Today, solid rocket booster manufacturer ATK is scheduled to test fire the five-segment solid rocket […]

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