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Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration

Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration was released in September 2013 by the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. At its heart, this report explains that space exploration “will continue to be an essential driver for opening up new domains in science and technology, triggering other sectors to partner with the space sector for joint research and development. [...]

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NASA’s Strategic Plan 2014 Released

NASA has released its 2014 Strategic Plan, with the space agency’s Office of Strategy Formulation identified as the responsible office. “Our long-term goal is to send humans to Mars. Over the next two decades, we will develop and demonstrate the technologies and capabilities needed to send humans to explore the red planet and safely return [...]

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Space Microbe “Selfies” Set to Fly

Citizen science is blazing a trail into Earth orbit. Onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon capsule soon to be headed for the International Space Station (ISS) are microbes collected from across the United States. The effort is known as Project MERCCURI. It investigates how microbes from different places on Earth compare to each other and to [...]

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Space Station: High-value Drug Research

Set for an upcoming ride to the International Space Station (ISS) are nearly a100 proteins to be used in crystallization studies – microgravity research that could lead to innovative methods of drug discovery. A SpaceX Falcon booster is to depart Florida on March 16, making a delivery run to the orbiting complex. The protein crystallization [...]

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New Study: Big Growth in Small Satellites

  Small satellites are growing… in popularity and utility. That’s the message from a new study looking into trends and projections for the nano/microsatellite market. The new assessment comes from SpaceWorks of Atlanta, Georgia and the study projects that more than 400 nano/micro satellites will need launches annually in the year 2020 and beyond. SpaceWorks [...]

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