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Wednesday 16 April 2014

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A ‘Go’ To Build OSIRIS-REx on This Week @NASA

Here’s some of the stories trending on the weekly video magazine: OSIRIS-REx build go ahead,
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April 11th, 2014
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LDSD: We Brake for Mars

A entertaining and informative video from JPL: NASA tests a supersonic parachute under Mars-like conditions
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April 9th, 2014
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Copernicus Satellite Sentinel-1A Rides Into Space

Sentinel-1 is the first in the family of satellites for Europe’s Copernicus program. It carries
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April 8th, 2014
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X Prize-Winning Astronaut Brian Binnie Interview

Astronaut Brian Binnie, the $10 million Ansari X Prize winner who just this week joined
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April 6th, 2014
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Space Mining: David Gump at TEDxCibeles

Deep Space Industries’ CEO talks about the constrainment of space tech to ‘proven’ technology and
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April 5th, 2014
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Morpheus Lander Testbed Continues Free Flight Testing at KSC

NASA’s prototype lander Morpheus successfully completed its 8th free flight at Kennedy Space Center in
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April 4th, 2014
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How the James Webb Space Telescope Will Spread its Wings

The James Webb Space Telescope will travel to Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), 932,000+ miles from
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April 2nd, 2014
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JP Aerospace Goes to Kickstarter for Kids to Space Project

JP Aerospace is an all volunteer DIY space program who have flown over 14,000 PongSats
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April 1st, 2014
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What’s Up for the Month of April 2014

From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory comes this month’s video about what we’ll find in the
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April 1st, 2014
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SpaceX F9R (Falcon 9 Reusable) Static Fire

SpaceX successfully test fired the first stage of F9R — an advanced prototype for the
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March 28th, 2014
Rocket designer Tom Mueller poses with rocket engines on the SpaceX factory floor in Hawthorne, California. - Roger Gilbertson

News

Aerospace Tax Break Bill Goes to California Governor

Ten Year Moratorium on Space Hardware Aims to Keep Firms from Leaving State SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
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Concept of SNC’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft landing on the runway at Houston’s Ellington Field. - SNC

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Agreement to Explore Dream Chaser Use of Houston Space Port

Sierra Nevada and Houston Airport System Will Study Physical, Operational and Regulatory Requirements HOUSTON, Texas
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Bill will enable sRLV's to hold simultaneous commercial licenses and launch permits. - (photo) Virgin Galactic

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Committee Passes Bill Allowing FAA to Issue Permits and Licenses for Same Vehicle

Senate Bill Will Speed Further Development of XCOR Aerospace and Virgin Galactic Space Planes WASHINGTON,
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Concept of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft preparing to take a sample from asteroid Bennu. - NASA/Goddard

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Asteroid Sampler OSIRIS-REx Moves from Paper to Metal Bending

NASA Spacecraft Scheduled to Rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA’s team
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The XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit in its shipping cradle; in the background the fuselage and liquid oxygen tank being prepped for integration and testing. - XCOR Aerospace

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XCOR Aerospace Receives Lynx Mark I Cockpit

Key Subsection Enables Plane Assembly to Begin MOJAVE, Calif. — XCOR Aerospace announced today that
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Part of the current U.S. Air Force space program, the X-37B space plane. - USAF

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Will the Air Force have a Role in Deep Space?

by edward wright Lieutenant Colonel Peter Garretson asks whether the US Air Force will have
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The SOHO LASCO C2 instrument captured this image of the Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection. - ESA/NASA

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Living in Space: Radiation

by liam ginty As we push toward a space settlement future, some of the earliest
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