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CSExtra – Tuesday, November 30, 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 Info@spacecoalition.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Tuesday’s CSExtra offers a roundup of reporting and commentary on space activities taking place around the world. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden offers new details about his [...]

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CSExtra – Monday, November 29, 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 Info@spacecoalition.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Monday’s CSExtra offers an opportunity to catch up on the headlines since Thanksgiving Day, with a roundup of recent space activities and policy developments in the [...]

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Book Review: How Old is the Universe?

How Old is the Universe? by David Weintraub; Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey; $29.95; January 2011. This is a very engaging and readable book that will help you wrap your mind around an agreed to astronomical actuality: The universe is 13.7 billion years old. But how did scientists arrive at this figure? The author [...]

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Saturn’s Moon, Rhea – Thin Atmosphere Detected

It is the first time a spacecraft has captured direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere at a world other than Earth. The flyby measurements of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft at Saturn’s moon Rhea reveal a tenuous oxygen-carbon dioxide atmosphere. The NASA-led international mission has revealed that the atmosphere of Rhea, Saturn’s second largest moon is extremely [...]

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Space Station Astronauts Make Thanksgiving Day Return to Earth

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia, descended safely into northern Kazakhstan on Thanksgiving night, ending their 5 1/2 month mission to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule settled to the ground under parachute north of Arkalyk at 11: 46 p.m., EST, or just before [...]

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