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SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets

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SpaceX vehicles have proved themselves thus far to be highly capable cargo-toters for hungry astronauts aboard the ISS, and now the company's Falcon rockets have chalked up a couple of US Air Force missions, too. They'll participate in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, launching the Deep Space...
SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets

US and Russian space agencies to launch first year-long mission on the ISS

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If you thought that year out around Europe was an eye opener, how about 12 months on the International Space Station? That's what's in store for two unnamed astronauts. Currently, the maximum stay on the ISS is six months, but in 2015, one Russian, and one American will work...
US and Russian space agencies to launch first year-long mission on the ISS

Sentinel telescope to hunt for dangerous asteroids

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Space telescope will launch on a SpaceX Falcon9 as the first privately funded deep-space mission in a bid to catch Earth-buzzing rocks. [Read more]...
Sentinel telescope to hunt for dangerous asteroids

Future Deep Space Missions Could Have Robotic Vegetable Gardens

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University of Colorado Boulder students develop an automated garden for deep space missions....
Future Deep Space Missions Could Have Robotic Vegetable Gardens

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, GRPN, YHOO)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. The iPhone won the holiday season in the US and Japan; Android won everywhere else. Yahoo is sending "Welcome" packages to former employees, asking them to come back. Groupon canceled all of its...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, GRPN, YHOO)
Asteroid mining company unveils lightweight telescope for deep space missions

To Hug or Not to Hug? Hacker News Commenters Unsure of How to Interact With Real Live Human Ladies

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(Photo: Heated Forest) It's simply a part of life: sometimes, when you emerge from the depths of the Internet to refill your Star Trek mug with Stumptown coffee, you accidentally encounter a real live girl. You know, that genre of human being that has boobs and always keeps a copy of Lean...
To Hug or Not to Hug? Hacker News Commenters Unsure of How to Interact With Real Live Human Ladies

Deep Space Industries to begin asteroid prospecting by 2015, mining by 2020

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A new space company called Deep Space Industries will be making a live broadcast later today to announce its plans to begin asteroid prospecting operations by 2015. They will be launching a fleet of mini spacecraft into solar orbit to identify potential targets near to the earth that would be...
Deep Space Industries to begin asteroid prospecting by 2015, mining by 2020

SpaceX gets its first military contract

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The iconic "blue marble" picture of Earth, taken during the Apollo missions, will be a regular feature of the DSCOVR hardware NASA SpaceX announced that it had won two big US Air Force launch contracts Wednesday. If successful, the two demonstrations would help them qualify to compete for Air...
SpaceX gets its first military contract

NASA's Curiosity proves Mars trip would blast humans with radiation

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Radiation measurements sent back from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission as it delivered the rover Curiosity to Mars last year is giving scientists the information they need to protect astronauts on future deep space missions....
NASA's Curiosity proves Mars trip would blast humans with radiation

Nasa and ESA plan landmark joint missions - video

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Nasa and the European Space Agency announce plans to explore deep space together using Orion spacecrafts...
Nasa and ESA plan landmark joint missions - video

Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

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Another commercial firm is about to enter the race to mine asteroids for profit. Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica's Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send...
Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race
First private deep space mission will search for Earth-destroying asteroids

Dark horse rides into space race, strapped to world's largest rocket booster

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Alliant Techsystems (ATK) may not be on top of your betting card, but it has plenty of shuttle motor pedigree. To compete with the likes of SpaceX, Astrium and others, it's putting that technical savvy into its Liberty system to carry seven astronauts -- or tourists -- and cargo...
Dark horse rides into space race, strapped to world's largest rocket booster
Astronauts in deep space may face accelerated Alzheimer's disease

8 Amazing Things About NASA's Voyager Probes

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NASA's Voyager 1 probe is still making new discoveries in deep space 35 years after its launch. Now it tells us our solar system is bigger than we thought. Voyager 1 is a lonely little machine, zapping through space at over 10 miles a second and billions of miles...
8 Amazing Things About NASA's Voyager Probes

Earth-skimming DA14 asteroid contains $195 billion of minerals, if we can catch it

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On Friday, asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within 17,200 (27,700km) of Earth. DA14 is about 50 meters wide, and will be the closest ever fly-by of a celestial body that astronomers have known about in advance. If that wasn't thrilling enough, though, celestial mining company Deep Space Industries is saying...
Earth-skimming DA14 asteroid contains $195 billion of minerals, if we can catch it

NASA J-2X rocket engine enters second phase of testing

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NASA's next-generation J-2X rocket engine is ready for a second phase of testing, following a successful round of tests last year. The space agency is developing the engine to power its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is intended to enable deep-space exploration and experimentation. Alongside SLS, NASA is...
NASA J-2X rocket engine enters second phase of testing

Orion capsule, built for deep space, gets to Florida

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NASA's first Orion vehicle settles in at the Kennedy Space Center to get outfitted for an unmanned test flight in 2014. The first manned flight is expected around 2021. [Read more]...
Orion capsule, built for deep space, gets to Florida
Sorry Rocket Scientists, 'Asteroid Hunter' Is Now the Most Badass Job

NASA's New Spacesuits Look Just Like Buzz Lightyear's

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(Photo: NASA/Mattel, via Yahoo) Few astronauts have captured our national imagination more than Buzz Lightyear, the delightful spaceman superhero character in the classic animated film Toy Story. It appears that NASA’s designers are also big fans of the Pixar flick, as it recently released photos of its newest spacesuit, and it...
NASA's New Spacesuits Look Just Like Buzz Lightyear's

ILOA details its ILO-X lunar telescope, wants it on the Moon in 2015

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The International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express have spent years working on their privately-backed, Moon-bound ILO-X telescope. Today, they can finally share the nuts-and-bolts details of their flight test hardware. Not surprisingly, the roughly shoebox-sized device won't come close to matching Hubble between its tiny 130mm, f/5.6 aperture...
ILOA details its ILO-X lunar telescope, wants it on the Moon in 2015

Visualized: Arduino Uno shows up in NASA's Swamp Works facility

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There are certain things you'd expect to encounter on a visit to NASA's Swamp Works research facility. Walking into the former Apollo testing facility, you'll almost certainly catch glimpses of martian rovers, soil samples and an assortment of scientific testing devices. But in spite of Arduino's near ubiquity these...
Visualized: Arduino Uno shows up in NASA's Swamp Works facility
Deep Space Industries entering asteroid-mining world, creates competition for Planetary Resources
Room-temperature maser could make talking to space a much simpler affair
Mission to Mars would blast astronauts with harmful levels of radiation, study finds

How Apple Turns New Hires Into Emotion-Manipulating Sales Ninjas

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A nest of emotional ninjas. (Photo: Flickr.com/lynxman Many Mac owners have, at one point or another, found themselves forlornly waiting at the Genius Bar, on the verge of tears, desperate for someone to just fix the problem, as quickly and as cheaply as possible. An hour later, you walk out of...
How Apple Turns New Hires Into Emotion-Manipulating Sales Ninjas
SpaceX rocket carries the ashes of Scotty from 'Star Trek' and 307 others into space

Score! NASA spots soccer-ball shape buckyballs in space

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The Spitzer infrared telescope discovers solid buckyballs in space for the first time, giving astronomers clues into the nature of matter in deep space. [Read more]...
Score! NASA spots soccer-ball shape buckyballs in space

Why LightSquared cannot deploy LTE

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In the last two years, LightSquared has been trying very hard to get approval to deploy LTE on the spectrum licenses it has. Normally, getting approval would be simple. However, LightSquared’s spectrum sits right in the middle of some of the most important radio services in the United States. Because...
Why LightSquared cannot deploy LTE
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