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Space News Archive - February 03, 2010

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On the 7th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, it was announced that plans to send another American to the moon had been called off, which may lead to a contentious debate in Congress about the future of US manned space exploration.

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The ISS Progress 36 spacecraft launched at 10:45 pm EST (9:45 am Wednesday, Baikonur time), loaded with 1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 2,683 pounds of spare parts and supplies.

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ESO is releasing a magnificent VLT image of the giant stellar nursery surrounding NGC 3603, in which stars are continuously being born.

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Astronomers have found the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies.

NASA Administrator Charles F Bolden named Robert D Braun the agency's Chief Technologist, effective Wednesday, Feb 3.

On Wednesday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named Dr Woodrow Whitlow, Jr, the associate administrator for Mission Support at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space.

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NASA astronomers have successfully demonstrated that a David of a telescope can tackle Goliath-size questions in the quest to study Earth-like planets around other stars.

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NASA will extend the international Cassini-Huygens mission to explore Saturn and its moons to 2017.

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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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