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'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

Lifestyle Jul 26, 2014

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

by Ben Brady

With man's natural curiosity and a potentially endless, undiscovered universe waiting to be explored, it's no wonder that space appeals equally to both the scientist and the fantasist. The "Space Expo 2014" collaborative exhibition being hosted through Sept. 23 by U.S. space agency NASA ...

Contemporary art is not lost in space

Art Jul 18, 2014

Contemporary art is not lost in space

by John L. Tran

While space art is a relatively small field — in which works that have actually been created in space is an even smaller subset — it can only become more commonplace as costs fall and the private sector promises to open up space travel ...

National Jun 23, 2014

Asteroid visited by Hayabusa considered for exploration

Asteroid Itokawa, reached by an unmanned Japanese space probe in 2005, might be listed as one of the candidates for a human exploration project being considered for the mid-2020s, NASA has said. The U.S. space agency said Thursday it is looking at several asteroids with ...

Spacewalker's near-drowning chastens agency

World / Science & Health Feb 27, 2014

Spacewalker's near-drowning chastens agency

NASA could have prevented last summer's near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut at the International Space Station, an investigation panel has concluded. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet filled with water July 16 during his second spacewalk in a week. He barely made it back inside alive. According ...

JAXA-NASA observatory to improve ability to analyze global precipitation

National Jan 20, 2014

JAXA-NASA observatory to improve ability to analyze global precipitation

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Friday revealed the details of a global precipitation observatory that will be put into orbit next month. The Global Precipitation Measurement core observatory was jointly developed by JAXA and NASA. Unlike conventional satellites, the 4-ton, 6.5-meter-high facility has ...