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How to Share Web Content Using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Share Web Content Using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 | Astronautics | Scoop.it
The sharing feature in Windows 10’s Microsoft Edge makes it easy to share web content via email, social media, and through other apps and services.
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Virgin Galactic test flights to restart this year : DNews

Virgin Galactic test flights to restart this year : DNews | Astronautics | Scoop.it

Test flights of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo are on schedule to begin again this year -- this time with its own pilots, the chief executive of Richard Branson’s space startup said Friday...


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The Dark Energy Survey Begins to Reveal Previously Unknown Trans-Neptunian Objects

The Dark Energy Survey Begins to Reveal Previously Unknown Trans-Neptunian Objects | Astronautics | Scoop.it
An artist’s concept of a Trans-Neptunian Object (TNO). The distant sun is reduced to a bright star at a distance of over 3 billion miles. The Dark Energy Survey (DES) has now released discovery of more TNOs.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 9, 2015 12:08 AM

The part of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune is starting to give up its secrets, thanks to the efforts of a couple of undergraduates from Carlton College.

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SpaceX EELV Certification Expected By Midyear

SpaceX EELV Certification Expected By Midyear | Astronautics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — SpaceX has completed over 80 percent of the requirements for military space launch certification, and the Air Force says the company is

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2015 2:06 PM

Air Force certification of SpaceX Falcon 9 slips to "no later than mid-year."

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Is Moon Mining Economically Feasible?

Is Moon Mining Economically Feasible? | Astronautics | Scoop.it
The moon harbors lots of potentially valuable raw materials, but it's hard to pinpoint one that will drive an entire extractive industry, experts say.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2015 1:27 PM

Is there a business case for mining the Moon?Just, maybe, but it is not a slam dunk certainty. I've always been skeptical of the claim that it makes sense to mine Helium-3 on the Moon and the author of this paper seems to agree with that skepticism.

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Potential signs of ancient life in Mars rover photos - Phys.Org

Potential signs of ancient life in Mars rover photos - Phys.Org | Astronautics | Scoop.it
A careful study of images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity has revealed intriguing similarities between ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2015 12:48 PM

Photos taken by Curiosity in Yellowknife Bay show terrain that shows a strong resemblance to structures created by bacteria billions of years ago on Earth. This is not a smoking gun for life on Mars but is perhaps the best evidence yet that Mars started down the road to life in about the same way and at about the same time that it did on Earth.

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SpaceX Aborts Dragon Launch Due to Rocket Glitch : DNews

SpaceX Aborts Dragon Launch Due to Rocket Glitch : DNews | Astronautics | Scoop.it

The private spaceflight company SpaceX aborted the planned launch of a Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station early Tuesday (Jan. 6) due to a technical glitch with the spacecraft's rocket...


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U.S. Government Accountability Office Denies SNC’s Commercial Crew Award Protest

U.S. Government Accountability Office Denies SNC’s Commercial Crew Award Protest | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Last year NASA made what was arguably the biggest decision the agency has faced since...

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 5, 2015 9:30 PM

Denial of the Sierra Nevada protest of the commercial crew awards to Boeing and SpaceX removes a cloud of uncertainty from the program and enables the two awardees to move ahead will all reasonable speed.

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GAO denies Sierra Nevada’s legal challenge of NASA space contract

GAO denies Sierra Nevada’s legal challenge of NASA space contract | Astronautics | Scoop.it

The Government Accountability Office on Monday denied Sierra Nevada Corp.’s challenge of a major NASA contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, saying the agency acted properly in issuing the $6.8 billion award last year...


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Busy times ahead for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - SpaceFlight Insider

Busy times ahead for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - SpaceFlight Insider | Astronautics | Scoop.it

Development of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST ) is progressing as NASA scientists, technicians, and engineers retrofit Chamber A, a thermal vacuum chamber, which was originally used to test manned spacecraft is now being tasked in the production of this new space-based observatory. Once the modifications are complete, Chamber A will be called into service to test the performance of the JWST components in working conditions...


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Huge Rocket Recovery Strides Accomplished, SpaceX Drone Ship Back in Port

Huge Rocket Recovery Strides Accomplished, SpaceX Drone Ship Back in Port | Astronautics | Scoop.it
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 12, 2015 6:21 PM

Falcon 9 booster recovery attempt is considered a tremendous stride forward. To come as close as they did to a barge hardly bigger than the span of the stage's landing legs, rocking on the open ocean is truly amazing. I would not recommend betting against these guys.

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SNC Announces Plans for First Orbital Dream Chaser Flight, Expanded Florida Operations

SNC Announces Plans for First Orbital Dream Chaser Flight, Expanded Florida Operations | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Dream Chaser (Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation)
Sparks, Nev., Jan.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 24, 2014 2:53 PM

Sierra Nevada commits to a launch date of November 1, 2016 for its Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft.

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China Positions Planned Space Station for Post-ISS Era

China Positions Planned Space Station for Post-ISS Era | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Engineer concept for Chinese space station. (Credit: CNSA)
China has provided the most detailed plans yet for its planned multi-module space station, which is scheduled to begin full operations in the early 2020′s.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:46 PM

When NASA can no longer afford to maintain the ISS after 2020, China's space station will become humanity's outputs on the edge of space.

Ennio Savi's comment, November 18, 2013 6:02 AM
After Apollo and Shuttle, Western world has lost the space race by itself
Allen Taylor's comment, November 18, 2013 8:54 PM
True, Ennio. Short-sighted politicians don't look any farther than the next election.
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Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 1491908122, By Deane Barker
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Virgin Galactic To Resume SpaceShipTwo Test Flights In 2015

Virgin Galactic To Resume SpaceShipTwo Test Flights In 2015 | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Virgin Galactic is “turning the corner” from its October SpaceShipTwo accident and plans to complete and start testing a second vehicle this year.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 9, 2015 4:49 PM

Virgin Galactic vows to fly again before this year is out.

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Europe Eyes Reusable Rockets

Europe Eyes Reusable Rockets | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Space News reports that European officials have launched a modest effort toward developing a reusable rocket:
The French space agency, CNES, on Jan.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2015 2:14 PM

Once again, Elon Musk's trailblazing initiatives inspire others to contemplate doing things that heretofore had been considered infeasible.

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The Bird 9 (the falcon 9 explained using the 1000 words people ise most regularly)

The Bird 9 (the falcon 9 explained using the 1000 words people ise most regularly) | Astronautics | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2015 2:11 PM

A graphic explanation of why people with a limited vocabulary have a hard time understanding rocket science, or anything else for that matter.

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January 6, 2015 in Falcon 9: NASA 'leaning on' SpaceX to keep ISS supply lines ... - Spaceflight Now

January 6, 2015 in Falcon 9: NASA 'leaning on' SpaceX to keep ISS supply lines ... - Spaceflight Now | Astronautics | Scoop.it
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January 6, 2015 in Falcon 9: NASA 'leaning on' SpaceX to keep ISS supply lines ...

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2015 1:06 PM

NASA realizes how much it depends on SpaceX to keep the space station operational, now that Orbital's Cygnus is not flying and it is unclear how long it will take to fly again.

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NASA Astronaut: Why We Need To Visit The Moon, Not Mars - Business Insider

NASA Astronaut: Why We Need To Visit The Moon, Not Mars - Business Insider | Astronautics | Scoop.it
We must go back.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 6, 2015 3:21 PM

Yet another voice is added to the chorus saying that it makes more sense for NASA to go back to the Moon before attempting a human-crewed mission to Mars.

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NM Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Limit Spaceport America Spending

NM Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Limit Spaceport America Spending | Astronautics | Scoop.it
WhiteKnightTwo visited Spaceport America for the first time in three years on Wednesday. Below, you can see a full-scale model of SpaceShipTwo on the ramp. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)
New Mexico State Senator Lee S.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 5, 2015 10:24 PM

One more thing to give Richard Branson a headache.

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GAO denies Sierra Nevada’s legal challenge of NASA space contract

GAO denies Sierra Nevada’s legal challenge of NASA space contract | Astronautics | Scoop.it

The Government Accountability Office on Monday denied Sierra Nevada Corp.’s challenge of a major NASA contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, saying the agency acted properly in issuing the $6.8 billion award last year...


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Space Travel Risks Minimized by Capsules: Conversation With Hubble Astronaut/NASA Science Chief John Grunsfeld (Part 1)

Space Travel Risks Minimized by Capsules: Conversation With Hubble Astronaut/NASA Science Chief John Grunsfeld (Part 1) | Astronautics | Scoop.it
Crew of STS-125, including John Grunsfeld, center, during walkout to Astrovan ahead of launch on May 11, 2009, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on final mission to service NASA's...

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 5, 2015 3:38 PM

NASA official and former astronaut gives rationale for getting off Earth in a capsule rather than a mini-shuttle. This may well explain why NASA went with two capsule approaches in the commercial crew competition.

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Isro's Mangalyaan Completes 100 Days in Mars Orbit

Isro's Mangalyaan Completes 100 Days in Mars Orbit | Astronautics | Scoop.it

New Delhi (IANS) Jan 05, 2015; India's Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) completed 100 days of its Martian orbit on the New Year's Day 2015 Thursday, space agency officials said...


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It Looks Like These Are All the Large Kuiper Belt Objects We’ll Ever Find

It Looks Like These Are All the Large Kuiper Belt Objects We’ll Ever Find | Astronautics | Scoop.it
The presently known largest small bodies in the Kuiper Belt are likely not to be surpassed by any future discoveries. This is the conclusion of Dr. Michael Brown, et al. (Credit: NASA)
The self-professed “Pluto Killer” is at it again.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 12, 2015 6:31 PM

Mike Brown leaves the Kuyper Belt and Scattered Disk in favor of greener pastures in the Oort Cloud.

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For SpaceShipTwo, focus on the engine, not the license

For SpaceShipTwo, focus on the engine, not the license | Astronautics | Scoop.it
SpaceShipTwo during its first powered test flight on April 29, 2013. It has made only two powered flight since then, something that may be a bigger concern than whether it has a launch license yet.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:53 PM

The REAL question about SpaceShipTwo is not the status of its launch license but rather the status of its hybrid engine, which has seen precious little flight testing over a period of many months.