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CSExtra – Top Space News for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA and its contractor team ready the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle for December test flight. Space community looks to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon mission. A maturing private sector prepared to share cost, risk of future human deep space exploration. First human colonization of planet circling another star could rival a small town. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover sets new distance milestone. Dinosaurs wiped out by more than impact from comet or asteroid. NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds Saturn's moon Enceladus bursting with geysers. Mission to Europa could soak up planetary plutonium supplies. Read More

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