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Japan’s Hayabusa Asteroid Probe: Saga to Appear on the Silver Screen

The saga behind the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa asteroid probe is headed for another landing, this time on the silver screen. In fact, a trio of movies is on tap focused on the space probe’s seven year journey to asteroid Itokowa and its arduous space trek. Likened to a robotic Apollo 13 mission, […]

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U. S. Should Have Kept Shuttle Operating, According to Zogby Poll

  Americans disagree with the decision to retire NASA’s space shuttle program and fear the U. S. will fall behind rival nations in the exploration of space, according to a late July poll by IBOPE Zogby. The majority of those surveyed also believe the U. S. needs strong government as well as commercial participation in […]

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New View of Mars Rover’s Exploration Site: Gale Crater

When NASA’s mega-Mars rover, Curiosity, lands in August 2012, its target zone is Gale Crater. The robot will touch down at the foot of a layered mountain inside the crater that spans 96 miles (154 kilometers) in diameter. This geological feature also holds a mountain rising higher from the crater floor than Mount Rainier rises […]

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CSExtra – Friday, July 29, 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. Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Washington, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee subpoena’s […]

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Mars Trek via Utah, Video Adventure!

Kavya Manyapu is a Boeing 777 aircraft engineer. While airplane travel is one thing…a space trek to Mars is on her mind too. Manyapu recently spent two weeks in a desert environment with limited water and food supplies. She took part in an Analogue Mars Habitat adventure – living within a two-story cylindrical building stationed […]

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