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FY EYE! Vision for Mars Challenge

Here’s a unique and novel opportunity for ophthalmology companies. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine have launched the Vision for Mars Challenge. What’s being tackled here is addressing a key space biomedical issue. That is, after returning from space missions, some astronauts experience [...]

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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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Book Review: America’s Space Futures – Defining Goals for Space Exploration

America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, Editor Eric Sterner; George C. Marshall Institute, Arlington, Va.; $12.99, shipping and handling $3.99; (soft cover); 2013. The George C. Marshall Institute has published a thought-provoking new book, America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, edited by Institute Fellow Eric Sterner. There are those that see [...]

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Named 2014 National Space Trophy Recipient

    The selection of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, former astronaut and retired U.S. Marine Corps major general, as the 2014 recipient of the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation’s annual National Space Trophy was announced Tuesday.   Bolden, who became NASA’s 12th top administrator in July 2009, will be honored on April 11 [...]

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White House Endorses Extension of Space Station Operations from 2020 to 2024

A White House endorsement Wednesday of an extension of operations aboard the U. S. led International Space Station from 2020 to at least 2024 sets a wide stage for more work on life support systems for future human deep space missions, the maturing of U. S. commercial low Earth orbit crew and cargo transportation services, [...]

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