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CSExtra – Top Space News for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Animation shows NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission concept. NASA pursues oxygen recycling advances for U.S. explorers launched on future deep space missions. The U.S. sits in the midst of an international debate over whether humans should head for the moon or an asteroid all in pursuit of Mars. NASA's Orion deep spacecraft clears avionics testing. Planetary tilts may advance the prospects for life on alien planets. NASA's Curiosity Mars rover pauses for science. New research headed for the International Space Station includes bacteria from U.S. landmarks. Read More

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