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September 03, 2015
Annoying? US 'That Kissed the Moon' Has to Pay Russia for Space Flights
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 01, 2015
A retired NASA astronaut has wrote an article lamenting that the US, "the country that kissed the moon and is roving Mars" has to pay Russia to be able to get to the International Space Station due to the systematic underfunding of the Commercial Crew space program by Congress. Maj. General and retired NASA astronaut Charles Bolden has scolded his country's Congress for the systematic underfunding of the US Commercial Crew space program. "Congress has consistently underfunded the amount requ ... read more
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ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission
A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built a ... more

Russia Gets Ready for New Moon Landing
Russia's Space Research Institute is building a space probe to send to the Moon, which will allow Russian scientists to carry out scientific research on the Moon's surface for the first time since u ... more

Research May Solve Lunar Fire Fountain Mystery
Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface. Now, scientists from Brown University and ... more
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Russia's moon landing plan hindered by financial distress
Russia's moon landing project among other space programs will face further budget cuts and even risk of closure following the government's austerity measures, a senior official of Russia's space ind ... more


Cassini's Final Breathtaking Close Views of Dione
A pockmarked, icy landscape looms beneath NASA's Cassini spacecraft in new images of Saturn's moon Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the small, icy world. Two of the new images ... more
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Crowdfunding raises $720,000 to restore Neil Armstrong spacesuit
The Smithsonian's first shot at online crowdfunding ended Wednesday after raising a hefty $719,779 to restore the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon. ... more

LADEE spacecraft finds neon in lunar atmosphere
The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow. While scientists have speculated on the presence of neon in the lunar atmosphere ... more
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CIA, US special forces launch drone campaign in Syria: media

MUOS-4 Responding Normally To Ground Control Post-Launch

New NGA global map advances geophysics and nonproliferation

Moscow, Tehran Sign Roadmap For S-300 Deal Implementation

China to flex military muscle in WWII parade

Obama hails ties with Japan on VJ day

Communist Party takes star role in China's war parade


Japanese Company to Advertise Soft Drink on Moon
A new age in advertising has already begun, as a Japanese company has kicked off its campaign to promote the beverage Pocari Sweat...on the moon! Pocari Sweat, a beverage produced by Otsuka Pharmace ... more

China tests carrier rocket's power system
Chinese scientists on Monday successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled to serve the Chang'e-5 lunar mission around 2017. Using non-toxic and non-polluting ... more

China Tests New Rocket
It looks like the Chinese are going to the dark side of the moon, as their scientists have successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket on Monday that will serve the Chang'e ... more
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Orion Begins Critical Design Review Milestone
NASA's Orion Program kicked off its critical design review at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston the week of Aug. 3, a major program milestone that will ensure the spacecraft's design is r ... more

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17 - the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission. Cassini's closest approach, w ... more
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Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17 - the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission. Cassini's closest approach, w ... more

NASA's Europa Mission Team Joins Forces for the First Time
They're united by a lofty goal - to investigate whether Jupiter's moon Europa could harbor primitive life under its icy shell. Last week, a team of scientists and engineers for NASA's planned missio ... more

Russia to conduct simulated flight program to Moon, Mars over 4 years
Russia will conduct a series of international experiments with simulated flights to the Moon, Mars and other planets between 2016 and 2020, the first deputy head of the Institute of Biomedical Probl ... more

From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images s ... more

New Names and Insights at Ceres
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, showcase a diverse topography, with height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks as great as 9 miles (15 kilome ... more
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Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon
Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraf ... more

Bright Basin on Tethys
With the expanded range of colors visible to Cassini's cameras, differences in materials and their textures become apparent that are subtle or unseen in natural color views. Here, the giant impact b ... more
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NASA Could Return Humans to the Moon by 2021


New Horizons 'Captures' Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons


NASA Sets Sights on Robot-Built Moon Colony


Technique may reveal the age of moon rocks during spaceflight


Smithsonian embraces crowdfunding to preserve lunar spacesuit


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Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place For Life

Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons

Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China

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