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News from all over the solar system to people living in the early 21st Century / Chroniques de la conquête du système solaire
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Colonizing Space - '70s Style!

A NASA video from a time of great optimism about space exploration. The Apollo missions were completed and the Space Shuttle program was underway. When the future had style.
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft reaches giant asteroid - One News Page Science

NASA's Dawn spacecraft reaches giant asteroid - One News Page Science | Space matters | Scoop.it
Following a four-year journey, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reaches giant asteroid Vesta 117 million miles from Earth
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En 2011, Atlantis prend sa retraite et l'URSS gagne la guerre des étoiles | Slate

En 2011, Atlantis prend sa retraite et l'URSS gagne la guerre des étoiles | Slate | Space matters | Scoop.it
La fin du programme des navettes spatiales marque la fin d'une course à l'espace finalement perdue au troisième acte par les Américains.
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The era of American space exploration is just beginning

The era of American space exploration is just beginning | Space matters | Scoop.it
As other nations join us above the Earth, [Andrew Liptak thinks] it will be imperative for the United States to keep a presence there as well, and the best way to maintain that is to implement a strategic program to turn LEO into a way-point for objects further out, such as asteroids or Mars, rather than a destination in and of itself.
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Atlantis, un avion spatial voué à l'échec - LeMonde.fr

Atlantis, un avion spatial voué à l'échec - LeMonde.fr | Space matters | Scoop.it
Une analyse un peu sévère mais relativement lucide du programme américain de navette spatiale.
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Astrium signs up for Next Gen Launcher High Thrust Engine

Astrium signs up for Next Gen Launcher High Thrust Engine | Space matters | Scoop.it
Le Bourget, France (SPX) Jun 29, 2011 - Astrium, Europe's leading space company, continues to prepare Europe's future propulsion technology by signing a euros 60 million rider with the European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners of the...
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ISS Mission To Include A Vegetable Garden - Space News - redOrbit

ISS Mission To Include A Vegetable Garden - Space News - redOrbit | Space matters | Scoop.it
Growing fresh vegetables may be the next great experiment in orbit aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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Looking at the volatile side of the Moon | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Looking at the volatile side of the Moon | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Space matters | Scoop.it
Europe is developing the technology for the Lunar Lander mission, a precursor voyage to the Moon in preparation for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit.

"Our ambition is to see one day a European astronaut working on the Moon," says ESA's Bruno Gardini.
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Moon hole might be suitable for colony - CNN

Moon hole might be suitable for colony - CNN | Space matters | Scoop.it
Building a home near a moon crater or a lunar sea may sound nice, but moon colonists might have a much better chance of survival if they just lived in a hole.That's the message sent by an...
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Véhicules spatiaux du futur : Astrium, EADS Innovation Works et Dassault Systèmes s'associent

Véhicules spatiaux du futur : Astrium, EADS Innovation Works et Dassault Systèmes s'associent | Space matters | Scoop.it
Les trois partenaires entendent utiliser un concept novateur de maquette numérique fonctionnelle pour mieux faire dialoguer leurs différents spécialistes, afin de définir au mieux la configuration des véhicules spatiaux.
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ESA, NASA Discuss Joint Manned Missions | AVIATION WEEK

ESA, NASA Discuss Joint Manned Missions | AVIATION WEEK | Space matters | Scoop.it
The agencies are hashing out a plan that would combine the ATV service module with NASA's Multipurpose Crew Vehicle.
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ESA - Launchers Home - ESA reentry vehicle on track for flight in 2013

ESA - Launchers Home - ESA reentry vehicle on track for flight in 2013 | Space matters | Scoop.it
ESA and Thales Alenia Space Italia announced an agreement today at the Paris Air & Space Show to begin building the IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle for its mission into space in 2013.
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La Lune, enjeu géopolitique et économique de plus en plus crédible | Spatiales

La Lune, enjeu géopolitique et économique de plus en plus crédible | Spatiales | Space matters | Scoop.it
Pour le meilleur ou pour le pire, pour la gloire ou le profit, la prochaine conquête de la Lune sera une ruée vers l'or.
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SpaceX chief sets his sights on Mars

SpaceX chief sets his sights on Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
Don't expect to hear any nostalgia about the soon-to-end space shuttle era from Elon Musk, the millionaire founder of Space Exploration Technologies.
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$30 Million Private Moon Race Gets New Chief | Google Lunar X Prize | Private Spaceflight & Moon Exploration | Space.com

$30 Million Private Moon Race Gets New Chief | Google Lunar X Prize | Private Spaceflight & Moon Exploration | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Alexandra Hall will oversee the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize as its senior director. Hall is the co-founder and former CEO of Airship Ventures. She also served as executive director of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif.
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NASA’s Stillsuit: Atlantis Crew to Test Pee-Recycling Bag

NASA’s Stillsuit: Atlantis Crew to Test Pee-Recycling Bag | Space matters | Scoop.it
A textbook-sized kit that can convert urine into drinkable water accompanies NASA's last space shuttle mission.
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Bye bye Space Shuttle : an uncertain future

Bye bye Space Shuttle : an uncertain future | Space matters | Scoop.it
Dans cette infographie, Alberto Cuadra rend hommage au programme de navette spatiale de la NASA tout en posant les questions qui fâchent sur l'avenir des vols habités américains.
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Cornerstone of Chinese space station approaches liftoff

Cornerstone of Chinese space station approaches liftoff | Space matters | Scoop.it
China plans to launch the first module of an envisioned space laboratory by the end of September, and the rising space power will attempt its first in-orbit docking weeks later, according to space program officials and state-run media reports.
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ESA - Robotic Exploration of Mars: Taking ExoMars for a ride

ESA - Robotic Exploration of Mars: Taking ExoMars for a ride | Space matters | Scoop.it
A crucial piece of ESA’s ExoMars Analytical Laboratory has been tested in realistic Martian gravity by taking it for a very special ride.
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Spaceflight May Compromise Immune System, Study Finds | Space.com

Spaceflight May Compromise Immune System, Study Finds | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
A long journey in space may actually compromise the immune system and make astronauts more susceptible disease. The results show space flight reduces the integrity of antibodies, making them less able to fight off disease.
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CASSINI MISSION

I truly enjoy outer space. It's absolutely amazing that we now have the ability to send instruments out into the void of the universe to observe all sorts of interesting things. Asteroids! Moons! Planets!
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How NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Stacks Up (Infographic) | NASA & Deep Space Exploration | Orion Vehicle, Asteroids & Mars | Space.com

How NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Stacks Up (Infographic) | NASA & Deep Space Exploration | Orion Vehicle, Asteroids & Mars | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.
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Saltwater ocean lurks beneath Saturn moon - study

Saltwater ocean lurks beneath Saturn moon - study | Space matters | Scoop.it
AFP - A strange moon of Saturn may have a salty ocean lurking beneath its iceball surface, according to a study appearing Wednesday in the British journal Nature.
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PARIS: EADS Astrium looking for funds to launch Spaceplane

PARIS: EADS Astrium looking for funds to launch Spaceplane | Space matters | Scoop.it
EADS Astrium's Spaceplane concept - designed to take four passengers 100km into sub-orbit - is edging closer to reality following the signing up of Singapore as a partner.
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Le CNES cherche comment impliquer plus de PME dans le spatial - Spatial

Le CNES cherche comment impliquer plus de PME dans le spatial - Spatial | Space matters | Scoop.it
"Le centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), poussé par une volonté politique, travaille à développer les PME de la filière spatiale. Au salon du Bourget, les responsables du centre ont révélé plusieurs dispositifs, notamment pour faciliter l'accès à la commande publique."
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