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May 22, 2015
SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown
Miami (AFP) May 21, 2015
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said. The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the white capsule floating away from the space station's robotic arm. The vessel, aided by parachutes, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach, California at 1642 GMT, SpaceX said. The Dra ... read more
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UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside Russia
A new exhibition on the Soviet Union's space programme opening in London this year will be the biggest of its kind ever held outside Russia, organisers said on Thursday. ... more

Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration
Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellit ... more

Mexico Wanted to Cancel Satellite Launch on Russian Carrier Rocket
A $60-million penalty stopped Mexico from calling off the launch of MexSat-1 communication satellite on Russian Proton-M launch vehicle, Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport of Mexico Mon ... more
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The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part Two
New technologies allow us to go back to the Moon at a fraction the cost of Apollo, and now, even private efforts like the Google X Prize contestants are underway to land and execute exploration miss ... more


NASA's CubeSat Initiative aids solar sail tests in space
With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida ... more
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Journey to Space in a Vacuum Chamber
When you need to test hardware designed to operate in the vast reaches of space, you start in a vacuum chamber. NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has many of them, but Vacuum Chamber 5 (VF-5 ... more

'Euro-drone' project gets lift-off to challenge US
A European project to build a military drone by 2025 took wing on Monday as Germany, France and Italy signed a deal to start technical work and end their reliance on US- and Israeli-made models. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system

China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations

INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru

S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years


Electricity generating nano-wizards
Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. S ... more

NASA Challenges Designers to Construct Habitat for Deep Space Exploration
NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space explor ... more

Russian Radio-Electronic Forces to Conduct Drills in Armenian Mountains
During the three day exercise, participants will undergo a special course on Russian advanced military equipment, its capabilities and operating procedures. Russian military radio-electronic w ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane
Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the Stanford t ... more

Russian deputy PM attacks space industry with reform bill
A Russian deputy prime minister on Tuesday lambasted the country's beleaguered space industry as inefficient and corrupt, as he presented proposed reform measures to parliament. Speaking sever ... more
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The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part One
The Moon or Mars debate continues despite every single report or recommendation from NASA, NRC or other independent study that point to the Moon as the next logical destination for human space explo ... more

Russia Discloses $182-Million in Corruption in Space Industry Company
The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, one of Russia's leading companies in the space industry, has been exposed by the country's investigators of mismanaging and embezzling arou ... more

Young Innovators Bring Creations to Life in NASA Goddard Spinoff Challenge
Which of NASA's space-venturing creations would you like to see used on Earth? Are there ways to reinvent spacecraft technologies that could improve the lives of humans? Students across the country ... more

Milestone Work Under Way on B-2 Test Stand
NASA began work May 13 on a major milestone in its preparation for testing the core stage of its new Space Launch System (SLS), beginning lifts of large structural steel sections onto the B-2 Test S ... more

Fast Track Program invites non-traditional Roboticists to bolster security
The past 10 years have seen an explosion of robotics advances from small businesses and individuals, thanks in part to lower manufacturing costs and the global rise of community workshops such as ma ... more
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Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world
University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think. His paper in the latest edition of Frontier ... more

IOC status for upgraded French AWACS aircraft
Modernized Airborne Warning and Control System planes of the French Air Force have gained initial operating capability status following testing and evaluation. ... more
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Nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers turn light into color

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Saab subsidiary to supply artillery training ammunition


French FREMM frigate test fires cruise missile


New F-35 work for Kongsberg Defense


Australia enhancing Bushmaster self-defense capability


Australia touts industry's contribution to F-35 program


Israel buying $1.9 billion in smart bomb kits


NATO's missile defense capability set for modernization


USMC F-35Bs undergoing shipboard operational tests


Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety


Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival

Shunned by much of Asia, migrants welcomed in Aceh

Russia to Receive Hundreds of New Drones Over Next Decade

Few signs of life in 'China's Manhattan'

Japan PM unveils $110 bn plan for Asian infrastructure

Moody's: Upstream defaults could double

HP sells stake in China unit for $2.3 billion

Two more Hong Kong stocks collapse after Hanergy crash

Chinese investment not Brazil panacea: analysts

Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body

I only promote reading, writer tells sabotage trial

Cyber attacks a growing threat for US financial system

Pentagon's Mysterious X-37B Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit

Servosila Introduces a Disaster Response Robot "Engineer"

Fading hope, long clean-up after Colombia landslide

Students develop mobile hybrid power system for disaster relief

US charges China academics in trade theft scheme

Airbus warns of bug that could affect A400M engines

Airline chief casts doubt on plane hacking claim

Mongolia and Rio Tinto sign Oyu Tolgoi deal

China, Brazil, unveil multibillion trade, investment deals

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