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Space News Archive - April 27, 2011

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The SETI Institute has put its $50 million Allen Telescope Array (ATA) into hibernation because the organization is unable to attract the $5m investment it needs to fund operation of the vast radio dishes that search the universe for extraterrestrial life.

Students from across the nation will gather at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida May 4-7 for the NASA Explorer Schools symposium.

The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) for the International Space Station partner agencies met Wednesday, April 27, to discuss increased efforts to use the station as a test-bed for exploration.

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Astronomers may now know the cause of an historic supernova explosion that is an important type of object for investigating dark energy in the universe.

When space shuttle Endeavour is launched on April 29, it will carry six experiments developed over the last ten years at NASA's Glenn Research Center to the International Space Station.

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Design techniques honed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, for Mars rovers were used to create the rover currently examining the inside of Japan's nuclear reactors, in areas not yet deemed safe for human crews.

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ESA’s fleet of space telescopes has captured the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, in different wavelengths.

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Robonaut 2 went into space on shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 to show that humanoid robots can work there, and now a Robonaut hand and arm unit is going up on the following shuttle flight, Endeavour's STS-134 mission to commemorate the work done on Earth for the project.

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Scientists from NASA and other organizations are on a mission to unlock the mysteries of why certain clouds produce copious amounts of rain.

NASA will host a media briefing at 11 am EDT Thursday, April 28, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to highlight the four companies selected for the second round of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) efforts.

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