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Discovery’s Spacewalkers Engage in Heavy Lifting

Update: Monday 5:45 p.m. EST   Monday’s 6.5 hour spacewalk concluded at 5:20 p.m.,  EST,with an unusual  educational activity. Al Drew, left,  “filled” an air tight metal canister with the vacuum of space. The container was provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency as part of an education project,  Message in a Bottle. The cannister, which […]

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CSExtra – Monday, February 28, 2011

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. Monday’s CSExtra offers a roundup of space-related news from the weekend as well as a look at the activities anticipated in the week ahead. Discovery […]

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Book Review: Blogging the Moon – The Once & Future Moon Collection

Blogging the Moon: The Once & Future Moon Collection by Paul D. Spudis; Apogee Prime; Burlington Ontario Canada; $27.95 (soft cover); 2011. Moonologist Paul Spudis is a leading and top-notch lunar explorer. This book is testament to his seminal research and passion to make the Moon center stage in U.S. space program planning – and […]

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Discovery Arrives at Space Station, Joining 12 Astronauts

  The shuttle Discovery successfully docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, joining a dozen U. S., Russian and Italian astronauts for a week of construction work, cargo transfers and spacewalks. The linkup unfolded at 2:14 p.m., EST, as the two spacecraft sailed 220 miles above Australia. Shuttle astronauts Steve Lindsey, Eric Boe, Mike […]

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Keeping an Eye on Diseases…From Space!

This image, made from NASA’s Terra satellite, shows the change in plant cover in the U.S. Southwest between June 2003-04. Yellow and red areas had lower green vegetation cover in 2004 relative to 2003. Blue areas had higher green vegetation cover in 2004 relative to 2003. Credit: Philip Dennison/University of Utah via Inside Science News […]

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