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JAXA Developing Humanoid Robot For ISS Astronauts
2012-12-03 19:32:35

It’s bad enough feeling utterly alone, but to know it, to see just how far away you are physically separated from any other human being, can make spending 6 months in the International Space Station a little unbearable.

JAXA Data Stolen By Malware
2012-12-01 09:51:03

Information about one of the Japanese space program's newest rockets was stolen from a desktop computer that had been infected with malware.

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15
2012-11-27 19:47:36

When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, the data on tropical rainfall have poured in.

Asteroid Fragments May Give Insight Into Origins Of Planets
2012-10-05 13:38:38

The cooperative space project Hayabasa set out to collect the very first samples from the surface of a near-earth asteroid, Itokawa. Scientists believe that the work will offer insight into the early history of our Solar System and the formation of the planets more than 4.5 billion years ago.

Tropical Storm Nadine's 'Birth' Attended By NASA Global Hawk And Satellites
2012-09-13 07:55:22

Tropical Depression 14 strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine while NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3 mission, was in full-swing and NASA's Global Hawk aircraft captured the event.

2012-09-06 12:45:45

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the third Japanese "Kounotori" H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) cargo ship's departure from the International Space Station in two broadcasts Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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2012-08-30 17:32:54

Following the success of its Hayabusa mission, the Japanese space agency JAXA is shooting for another asteroid in 2018.

New ESA Mercury Spacecraft Undergoes Tests
2012-08-28 14:33:57

The European Space Association has put its BepiColombo mission through a series of shock tests to prepare it for its future journey towards Mercury.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.