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InventHelp(r) Client Patents "Earth Ship"--Spacecraft Themed Play Station for Children 
San Francisco Chronicle - 15 Hours ago
Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is working to submit the Earth Ship to applicable companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, announces
InventHelp® Client Patents Earth ShipSpacecraft Themed Play Station for Children Review Seeker
InventHelp® Client Patents "Earth Ship"—Spacecraft Themed Play Station for Children Benzinga.com
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The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever 
Gizmodo - 3 Hours ago
The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. When     Add Comment

Astonishingly little water on distant planets 
New Zealand Herald - 3 Hours ago
Earth. Photo / Thinkstock A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in     Add Comment

Astronaut snaps Gaza: ‘Saddest photo yet’ 
Russia Today - 6 Hours ago
09:36 Edited time: July 25, 2014 09:49 Image from twitter.com @Astro_Alex A German astronaut managed to capture the Gaza war zone from space while aboard the International Space Station. He     Add Comment

Hubble Finds Three, Surprisingly Dry Jupiter-Like Exoplanets 
International Business Times - 6 Hours ago
Astronomers, who used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to look for water vapor in the atmosphere of three exoplanets, have found that the trio, orbiting stars similar to the sun, are surprisingly dry.
Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets WireNews
Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets (7/24/14) Targeted News Service
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Henry Hartsfield Jr., 80; astronaut on 3 shuttles, Columbia test pilot 
Boston Globe - 10 Hours ago
NEW YORK — Henry Hartsfield Jr. — who flew on three NASA space shuttles, including as the pilot of the final test flight of Columbia and as commander of the maiden mission of Discovery — died July 17.
Space shuttle astronaut Henry Hartsfield Jr. dies at 80 - U.S. DailyMe.Com
Space shuttle astronaut Henry Hartsfield Jr. dies at 80 Stars and Stripes
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Satellite carrying geckos for ‘space sex’ study lost? 
Times of India - 12 Hours ago
MOSCOW: Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives. Russia's Progress     Add Comment

Space shuttle pilot, courageous and fortunate 
Sydney Morning Herald - 13 Hours ago
HENRY HARTSFIELD Jr 1933-2014 HENRY HARTSFIELD Jr 1933-2014 Henry Hartsfield jnr flew on three NASA space shuttles, including as the pilot of the final test flight of the Columbia and as the commander     Add Comment

NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars 
Gizmag - 14 Hours ago
You can land the most advanced spacecraft in history on the Mars, but if you can’t keep in touch with it, it might as well be so much scrap. To prevent that from happening, NASA has issued a Request for     Add Comment

Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets 
Noodls - 15 Hours ago
TORONTO, ON - A team of astronomers has made the most precise measurements yet of water vapour in the atmospheres of Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System and found them to be much drier worlds     Add Comment

Rocket Motor ICP Pressure Sensors Sought by NASA 
Street Sweeper - 3 Hours ago
By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, July 19 -- NASA'S George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama, has issued a pre-solicitation notice (NNM14520207Q) for Rocket Motor ICP pressure sensors. It was     Add Comment

NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames (7/24/14) 
Targeted News Service - 3 Hours ago
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple
NASA Selects Contract For Mission Support Services At Ames WireNews
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Researchers Practice Living on Mars - Without Leaving Earth 
Kenya Star - 5 Hours ago
Cape Canaveral: For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.For the most part, ...
Researchers practice living on Mars – without leaving Earth Raw Story
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Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA 
TVNewsCheck - 6 Hours ago
WASHINGTON- ack in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said. The extreme space     Add Comment

Nasa: World Was Almost Plunged Into Darkness After Near Miss With Huge Solar Storm  
Yahoo! Canada - 3 Hours ago
By | IB Times  –  Nasa has warned how civilisation was almost sent back 200 years when a huge solar storm came extremely close to hitting Earth. The space agency said the most powerful coronal mass     Add Comment

Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago NASA 
Kenya Star - 4 Hours ago
In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23 last year with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in ...    Add Comment

Steam energy from the sun New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam 
Kenya Star - 5 Hours ago
A new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure -- a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam -- is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on ...    Add Comment

Far out Astronauts testify from International Space Station 
Kenya Star - 5 Hours ago
Chocolate pudding cake is one favorite outer space food; humans are likely to encounter life from another planet; astronauts are adept at recycling their own urine into drinking water.Those were ...    Add Comment

Police Investigate Drone That Buzzed Space Needle 
Big News Network - 5 Hours ago
Sightseers at Seattle's Space Needle witnessed a small quadrocopter buzz the landmark's observation deck Tuesday evening -- and the craft's owner got a visit from the police. Visitors ...    Add Comment

Astronauts Simulate Deep-Space Mission in Underwater Lab 
Big News Network - 5 Hours ago
Plenty of astronauts practice spacewalks in the water, but a crew currently living in an underwater lab plans to introduce a surprising twist to its aquatic excursions: They will create a 10-minute ...    Add Comment
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>>   Commercial spaceflight news
SpaceX scores an early win in its lawsuit against the US government 
Quartz - 3 Hours ago
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket and spacecraft company, has scored a partial victory in its bid to get a slice of government contracting. Court filings show that a federal judge will review a  multi-billion-dollar     Add Comment

Isle of Man’s space tourism ambitions a distant dream 
Isle of Man Newspapers - 5 Hours ago
Mission abort! That’s the status of Manx-registered Excalibur Almaz’s space tourism plans. The company’s founder and chief executive, Art Dula, told the Manx Independent plans for a hotel 400km up     Add Comment

Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane 
Popsci.com.au - 15 Hours ago
Here's how the dream goes: Our fictional rocket would blast off at hypersonic speeds. Once it reached the right altitude, it would release any upper stages (and payload) it might have. Then it would turn     Add Comment

SpaceX Soft Landing Test Goes off Without a Hitch 
Recetas Naturales - 17 Hours ago
Reusable spacecraft have been a mainstay of space exploration for decades thanks to the now retired Space Shuttle program. Before the Shuttle, the rocket engines used in the Apollo era were typically     Add Comment

SpaceX on Wednesday announced that it recently performed a "soft landing" over water  
Guidry News - 20 Hours ago
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Coopersmith: U.S. most take honest look at costs of spaceflight 
Houston Chronicle - 22 Hours ago
The harsh criticism by the National Research Council of NASA's unfocused and underfinanced plans to send astronauts to Mars is not new ("Adrift: As NASA fixates on Mars, rivals shoot for the moon" - Page     Add Comment

GAO Warns of Space Launch System Cost and Schedule Risks 
Space News - 23 Hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO -- In contrast to NASA and industry claims that work on the Space Launch System is on track, a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office released July 23 warned that tight schedules     Add Comment

SpaceX Confirms Soft Landing of Reusable Falcon 9 
Satellite Today - 7/24/2014
Screen-capture from the Falcon 9 soft-landing video. Photo: SpaceX [Via Satellite 07-23-2014] SpaceX released video footage showing the company’s latest attempt to soft-land the Falcon 9 rocket following     Add Comment

Push boundaries of space: Your Say 
USA Today - 7/24/2014
Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon. What's needed to further space exploration? Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar: Commentary writer Rand Simberg     Add Comment

Orbcomm pleased with SpaceX rocket performance 
Spaceflight Now - 7/24/2014
The six Orbcomm communications satellites launched last week are in good shape after an ultra-precise orbital delivery by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, according to Orbcomm's chief executive. Artist's concept     Add Comment

SpaceX Releases Video Of Falcon Rocket Ocean Landing 
The Palm Beach Post - 7/23/2014
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has landed in the Atlantic Ocean, and the company has released a video of the fly back and landing captured by the onboard camera. After helping to launch six commercial tel    Add Comment

Robotic Russian Cargo Ship Launches on Express Trip to Space Station 
Big News Network - 7/24/2014
'); Russia launched the Progress 56 spacecraft with supplies for the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 23, ...    Add Comment

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage 
Noodls - 7/24/2014
Following last week's successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage reentered Earth's atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. This test confirms that the Falcon     Add Comment

Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon 
Malaysia Sun - 7/23/2014
An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.    Add Comment

Rocketcam Video of the SpaceX Falcon Booster Splashing Down in the Atlantic 
Slate Magazine - 7/23/2014
Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in July 2014. Click to heinleinenate. Photo by SpaceX/W Michael Harding The private company SpaceX has been making amazing strides in making it easier and cheaper     Add Comment

SpaceX Mission 'Anomalies' Examined ; Air Force Reviewing Several Irregularities  
HighBeam Research - 7/23/2014
WASHINGTON - The Air Force is examining several anomalies that occurred during Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s three civilian space flights as part of its review of billionaire Elon Musk's quest     Add Comment

A Bonsai Tree Goes to Space…for Art 
Daily Beast - 7/23/2014
While many earthlings are waiting for their chance to blast off into space, one Japanese artist has already achieved his dreams, sending a bonsai tree and floral bouquet high above Earth. With Virgin     Add Comment

IMPORTANT SpaceX Launch Missions for 2014 and 2015: Resupplies to NASA’s Satellites  
Gigjets - 7/23/2014
If we carefully observe the technological advancements that have been made so far, observant eyes would realize that we have scaled a lot of what that we all can see with a naked eye. However, space is     Add Comment

SpaceX Releases Video of Falcon Rocket's Splashdown 
Slashdot - 7/23/2014
First time accepted submitter cowdung (702933) writes In spite of Elon Musk's characterization of the landing as a KABOOM event. Judging by this video SpaceX has managed to land the first stage rocket     Add Comment

SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage return (Video) 
MajorGeeks.com - 7/23/2014
Following last week's successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage reentered Earth’s atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. This test confirms that the Falcon     Add Comment
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