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Expedition 19 Crew Docks with Space Station

10 years ago from Physorg

Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the 19th International Space Station crew docked their Soyuz TMA-14 to the International Space Station at 9:05 a.m. EDT Saturday.

Periodic Table's Blank Spaces Filled In By Solving A Subatomic Shell Game

10 years ago from Science Daily

Physicists have filled in some longtime blank spaces on the periodic table, calculating electron affinities of the lanthanides, a series of 15 elements known as rare earths.

Recycled Astronaut Urine to Ride Shuttle Home

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Water from recycled astronaut urine will return to Earth with space shuttle Discovery.

Online Poll for NASA's Mars Rover Naming Contest Opens March 23

NASA will post online nine names that are finalists for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory mission and invite the public to vote for its favorite.

Delta 2 Rocket Delivers Another GPS Satellite to Orbit

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Delta 2 rocket launches another GPS satellite into orbit.

Astronomers spot mini-galaxy

10 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers have discovered a very rare, compact dwarf galaxy, which will help to work out how galaxies and star clusters form.

Spacewalkers stymied by jammed station platform

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts used pry bars and brute force but failed to free jammed equipment outside the International Space Station on Monday during a spacewalk to prepare the...

Cool! Aerospace Science Freezers Lugging Bio-Samples

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

They made their NASA debut months ago aboard a shuttle flight to the International Space Station. Now the cryogenic Glaciers, designed and built by the University of Alabama at Birmingham,...

Civilians in space: FAQ

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Like a previous generation of millionaires that climbed Mount Everest, space tourism represents the final frontier in travel for the well-heeled.

New Sun-Watching Instrument to Monitor Sunlight Fluctuations

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- During the Maunder Minimum, a period of diminished solar activity between 1645 and 1715, sunspots were rare on the face of the sun, sometimes disappearing entirely for months...

Team Tornado: Stones From The Sky

10 years ago from Live Science

Team Tornado hit by baseball-sized hail. Warning: Strong Language. Reed Timmer, self-described "extreme weather fanatic" spends every tornado season as close as he can to dangerous "supercell" thunderstorms.

Teenage Robotics Engineers Unleash Their Creations in "Lunacy" Battles [Slide Show]

10 years ago from Scientific American

Teams of budding engineers and robotics enthusiasts recently squared off in New York City at the FIRST (For Inspiration, Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics "Lunacy" Competition, pitting their robots...

Space shuttle experiment to provide insights into turbulence, heating

10 years ago from Physorg

A Purdue University aerospace researcher helped shape plans to install a new experiment currently on the space shuttle Discovery to collect data for controlling deadly friction and heating in the...

After the collapse: Scientists observe the largest exploding star yet seen

10 years ago from Physorg

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and San Diego State University managed to observe a super-sized supernova explosion from start to finish, including the black hole ending.

NASA honors astronaut Thomas Mattingly

10 years ago from UPI

AUBURN, Ala., March 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it plans to honor astronaut Thomas Mattingly with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award.

Gravity Probe's Launch Boosts Rocket Firm's Coffers

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The successful March 17 launch of the European Space Agency (ESA) GOCE Earth observation satellite aboard a Russian Rockot vehicle was a life-saving event for Eurockot Launch Services GmbH.

Office Built Entirely of Cardboard

10 years ago from Live Science

An Amsterdam-based advertising agency known as Nothing constructed the entire interior of its office using cardboard.

Software Fits Flexible Components

10 years ago from Science Daily

Can the newly designed dashboard be easily installed? What paths should the assembly robot take so that the cables do not hit against the car body? A new software program...

NASA selects solar mission design teams

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it's selected three teams to design and build science instruments for a European-led solar mission.

Arthur Code, Astronomer and Professor, Dies at 85

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Dr. Code was an astronomer and designer of space observatories who helped lead an experiment in the 1960s that yielded information about the composition of stars, comets and galactic gases.

NASA delays test of space station urine recycler

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA delayed tests of the International Space Station's urine recycler on Sunday after problems developed with centrifuge-like device and revamped plans for Monday's spacewalk to deal with...

NASA Chief Candidate Appointed to DOE Post

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Another candidate for NASA's top post has been nominated to a different agency by President Obama.

Galactic dust bunnies found to contain carbon after all

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Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, researchers have found evidence suggesting that stars rich in carbon complex molecules may form at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy...

Hearts of galaxies close in for cosmic train wreck

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A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a rare view of an imminent collision between the cores of two merging galaxies, each powered by a black hole with...

Feature: Images caught of raging Saturn

10 years ago from Science Alert

A Saturn storm larger than Australia has been caught on tape – Trevor Barry was one of the few humans to observe this event.

NASA's early lunar images, in a new light

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Pictures from the mid-1960s Lunar Orbiter program lay forgotten for decades. But one woman was determined to see them restored. ...