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CSExtra – Top Space News for Friday, October 17, 2014

Today's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. President Obama nominates MIT's Dava Newman to fill NASA's deputy administrator post. NASA ranks high as place to work among employees. NASA gathers Mars landing data through agreement with commercial launch services provider. Mars braced for Sunday's comet pass. Saturn's moons offer surprises. Partial solar eclipse due next week. China engages possible international partners for new space station effort. Arianespace launches two broadcast communications satellites. Read More

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