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3 hrs ago | Cape Breton Post

Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization

The head of the Canadian Space Agency, a former top general, insists his appointment as president last August does not signal the militarization of the federal department.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Canada,

4 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Easter morning delivery for space station

The SpaceX company's cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral.

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Related Topix: Hawthorne, CA

8 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan

US News: Military Forces in Europe?; Wyoming Landslide; NASA Engineer Key in Space Travel Dies

A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks.

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Related Topix: Prison, Landslide, Science / Technology, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Jackson, WY

Sat Apr 19, 2014

National Public Radio

NASA: Engineer Vital To Moon Landing Success Dies

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

WWTC-AM Eagan

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon Friday as planned, avoiding the precious historic artifacts left behind by moonwalkers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Mountain View, CA

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Shadow Portrait Opportunity on Martian Slope -- Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity caught its own silhouette in this late-afternoon image taken by the rover's rear hazard avoidance camera.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Tri-cityherald.com

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot - now stuck on a pedestal - is going mobile at the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Space

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

NASA's Rupak Biswas Sees Usable Quantum Computing before End of Decade

Quantum computing is a technology that promises to revolutionize the IT industry.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers, Science / Technology, Space, High Performance Computing

I4U Future Technology News

Kepler-186f is the first earth-size planet discovered by NASA

This week, NASA announced the discovery of an earth-like planet about 500 light-years away from Earth.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily Camera

NASA chief Charles Bolden tours CU-Boulder for the first time

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke Friday before a packed house at the University of Colorado, lauding the school's aerospace program and delivering an animated primer on what he hopes space travel will look like in the near future.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Boulder, CO, Space, us Travel, Travel, Robots

Sys-Con Media

NASA, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Announce Media...

The Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement instrument, installed in 1993, fixed a major flaw in Hubble's primary mirror.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cameras

ComputerWorld

Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

Google said Thursday that its Project Tango team is collaborating with scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center to integrate the company's new 3D technology into a robotic platform that will work inside the space station.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Robots, Science / Technology, CPU, Space

Nanaimo Daily News

Storms threaten 2nd launch try by SpaceX to space station, leaky rocket valve ...

SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere.

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Related Topix: Weather, Science / Technology

National Public Radio

Storms Threaten 2nd Launch Try To Space Station

NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a leaky rocket valve during Monday's launch attempt.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Bradenton.com

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Space, Mountain View, CA

CBS News

Know how to recycle oxygen? Tell NASA

When humans leave Earth to explore planets like Mars and other hostile environments in outer space, they'll need to supply their own breathable oxygen.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

CBS Local

NASA: Planets On Their Sides May Be More Likely To Host Life

To be clear, we're not talking about wobble that you would notice in a few years, or even a human lifetime.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Journal and Courier

Purdue students pitch moon colony plan to NASAPurdue students pitch...

Parth Shah discusses Project Artemis, a plan for a manned mission to the moon as a precursor for a mission to Mars, on Thursday in Stewart Center at Purdue University.

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Related Topix: Purdue University

RedOrbit

NASA Rover Opportunity Takes A Selfie To Show...

Image Caption: This version of the image is presented in false color to make differences in surface materials easier to see.

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The Toronto Star

NASA finds most Earth-like planet yet

Kepler-186f excites planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way Galaxy for years for potentially habitable spots outside our solar system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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