CSExtra – Top Space News for Friday, October 31, 2014Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA's small budget increase likely to survive November election outcome, according to government affairs specialist. Lockheed Martin completes assembly of NASA's Orion spacecraft for the uncrewed Exploration Flight Test-1 launch set for Dec. 4. Crew escape systems a life saver for NASA's Orion, new U.S. commercial crew vehicles. China's uncrewed lunar test mission due to return late Friday. Water on the Earth may have appeared much earlier than believed.
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