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Today’s CSExtra, Thursday, June 11, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.  The U.S. Senate Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee responsible for NASA spending trims the agency’s 2016 Commercial Crew Program request, possibly locking in Russia’s role as the sole provider of astronaut transportation to the International Space Station into 2018 […]

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Book Review: The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles by Ron Garan; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.; $27.95 (Hardcover); 2015. There have been a number of “tell-all” books authored by former space travelers. But this book tells all and more. Ron Garan spent 178 days in space, carrying out […]

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Mars, Orion Spacecraft, NASA, NOAA Spotlighted in State of the Union

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union before Congress on January 20th. Within that address, Obama noted the first launch of the Orion spacecraft as part of a “re-energized” American space program that will send American astronauts to the Red Planet. In addition, the U.S. President acknowledged the upcoming year-long mission of […]

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Spaceship Earth: A Look at Global Challenges

A new book – Sanctuary: Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space – offers a stunning look at current global conservation challenges here on Earth and explores the role that information generated by remote-sensing satellites plays in effective terrestrial and marine conservation. Published by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Arlington, Virginia, with […]

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Windows on Earth – Take a Look!

Windows on Earth is an educational project that features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. Astronauts take hundreds of photos each day, for science research, education and public outreach. The photos are often dramatic, and help us all appreciate  home planet Earth. Windows on Earth also operates software on the International Space Station,  as […]

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