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NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds

A new report finds that NASA's spacewalking suits are in short supply. The suits were developed more than 40 years ago, and a replacement is still years away. That's despite nearly $200 million ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cassini: Going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before—on a dive between Saturn's rings and the planet itself

On July 1, 2004, Cassini became the first spacecraft ever to orbit Saturn. And today, the spacecraft has likely achieved another milestone: Using its 13-foot-wide high-gain antenna as a shield, ...

12 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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China and Europe to build a base on the moon and launch other projects into space

If space is to be explored peacefully it will require 'international collaboration' a spokesperson for the European Space Agency said

18 hours ago from The Independent

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Cassini takes its first historic dive between Saturn and its rings

HISTORIC MISSION: NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins the first of 22 historic dives between Saturn and its rings to collect valuable data about the environment, before it ends its mission by plunging ...

4 hours ago from ABC Science

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Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic first

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ventured Wednesday into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: James Webb Space Telescope mirror seen in full bloom

It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Sequencing the station: Investigation aims to identify unknown microbes in space

Building on the ability to sequence DNA in space and previous investigations, Genes in Space-3 is a collaboration to prepare, sequence and identify unknown organisms, entirely from space. When ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history

From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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NASA balloon mission launches, with goal of breaking flight record

NASA on April 24 launched a football-stadium-sized, super-pressure balloon on a mission that aims to set a record for flight duration while carrying a telescope that scientists at the University ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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From volcano's slope, NASA instrument looks sky high and to the future

On the rust-colored north flank of one of Earth's largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and, at the same time, helps set the stage for possible human exploration ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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