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March 30, 2015
A Year in Space
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 30, 2015
Two humans are getting ready to say farewell to Earth for nearly 12 months. On March 27, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the International Space Station, beginning a one-year mission in space, testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit. Most expeditions to the space station last four to six months. By doubling the length of this mission, researchers hope to better understand how the human body reacts and adap ... read more
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Artificial hand able to respond sensitively using smart metal wires
Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexib ... more

Russia to Consider Training First Guatemalan Cosmonaut
Moscow will consider a request for a Guatemalan cosmonaut to be trained in Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday. "We have received a request to consider whether a Guate ... more

N. Korea says US missile system seeks to contain China, Russia
North Korea weighed in Thursday on the proposed deployment of a US missile defence system in South Korea, criticising it as a Cold War-era move to "contain" China and Russia. ... more
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Army tests missile launch demonstrator
The tube integrity and missile stack integration of a demonstrator multi-mission launch system has been successfully verified in U.S. Army testing. ... more


Lockheed Martin buys high-speed wind tunnel
Lockheed Martin has purchased the high speed wind tunnel it has leased for years from Triumph Aerostructures for research and development testing. ... more
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Cost of Russian Space Projects Grows by 27 percent
Russian space projects have risen in price on average by 27 percent due to the current economic situation, Yuri Koptev, a representative of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said Tuesday. "Al ... more

UAE Moves to Purchase Russian Spacecraft Launch Platform
The United Arab Emirates is interested in the acquisition of the international spacecraft launch platform "Sea Launch". It is a sea-based launch system that allows launches of commercial freights on ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment

What an Iran nuclear deal could look like

When SWU met LEU: The Iran nuclear talks jargon A-to-Z

Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

Taiwan leader backs joining China-led infrastructure bank

Wanted - Automated Lookouts for Unmanned Surface Vessels


Feud on Earth but peace in space for US and Russia
Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side. ... more

Russia Plans to Boost Space Tourism at Orbital Outpost
Russia may reduce the number of cosmonauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) in order to optimize the commercial use of its ISS segment, the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, said Tuesda ... more

Countdown Begins for ISRO's Navigation Satellite Launch
The countdown for the lift of an Indian rocket with the country's fourth navigation satellite as the sole passenger began at 5.49 am Thursday, the ISRO said. According to Indian Space Research ... more
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United Launch Alliance Launches Second Mission in Less than Two Weeks
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 2:36 pm Thursday from Space Launch Complex-37. ... more

Russia Launches Satan Missile With S Korean Kompsat 3A Satellite
The launch was completed at 01:08 a. m. Moscow time on Thursday (22:08 GMT on Wednesday) from the Yasny launch site located in Russia's Orenburg Region, according to the spokesman. The RS-20B missil ... more
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Future US Navy: robotic sub-hunters, deepsea pods

Did monkey business shape human society?

Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

Lightning injures 52 at Ecuador traffic police school

Manganese speeds up honey bees

Ocean acidification mayhamper tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills six


Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday's launch
Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe's Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were gl ... more

Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment
Europe resumed deployment of its beleaguered Galileo satnav programme on Friday, launching a pair of satellites seven months after a rocket malfunction sent two multi-million euro orbiters awry. ... more

S. Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bn fighter deal
South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin as the preferred bidder for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets. ... more

Navy tests new production lot Tomahawk
Functional ground testing for a new production lot of the U.S. Navy's Tomahawk tactical cruise missile has been conducted by the Navy Warfare Center Division. ... more

Army receives first production-line configured training helo
A UH-72A Lakota helicopter specifically configured during manufacture by Airbus Group as an initial entry trainer aircraft has been delivered to the U.S. Army. ... more

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Winged drones look and move like real butterflies
German robotics company Festo makes robots inspired by nature. Its newest invention, a winged drone, may be its most realistic yet. The eMotionButterflies look, fly and behave like real butterflies. ... more

NATO country orders tactical radios
An unidentified country belonging to NATO has ordered secure tactical radios for its military from the Harris Corporation of the United States. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

New yeast strain to enhance biofuel and biochemical production

Squeeze to remove heat with elastocaloric materials

Molecule from trees could make our roads and roofs greener

Tesla's Musk says to 'localise' China output: Xinhua

Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots


Northrop Grumman delivers first shipset for Australian Growler


AW announces new maintenance deal for Royal Navy helicopters


Cosmonaut Leonov Marks 50 Years Since Mankind's First Spacewalk


Canada orders missile protection system


Squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' could help soldiers evade detection


DARPA, Navy contract for new UAS-ship capability


USAF releases requirements for new trainer jet


UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection


Twelve dead in Indonesian landslide


German, British skiers killed in Swiss avalanches

Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis

Squeeze to remove heat with elastocaloric materials

Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots

Soils help control radioactivity in Fukushima, Japan

Australia moves towards joining China-led bank: government

New technology converts packing peanuts to battery components

Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders

Indonesia's Widodo supports China-led investment bank

Canada orders two crew in cockpits always, after Alps crash

China denies seeking veto power in new bank

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

Soyuz ready March 27 flight to deploy two Galileo navsats

Europe poised to launch more navigation satellites

Tern enables small ships to host their own UAVs

Russia warns US against sending missile defence system to South Korea

3-D satellite, GPS earthquake maps isolate impacts in real time

U.S. company Leidos to manage Britain's military logistics

Netherlands seeks billion-dollar helicopter deal

Amazon says US too late on drone rules

DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches

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