Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate a colony on Mars. We chronicle their mission in 360 video.

Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet
A barter agreement the European Space Agency hopes to reach with NASA next year assumes the Trump administration won’t drastically change the deep space exploration plans set in motion by the Obama administration

ESA deal hinges on what Trump does with NASA’s human spaceflight plans -
A NASA independent safety committee wants NASA to provide a “compelling rationale” for putting astronauts on the first flight of the SLS.

Safety panel raises concerns about crew on first SLS launch -
The goal of my page is to have a book published. My lifetime goal is to help humanity build a starship and visit, and setlle on other planets orbiting other stars. This is an indication that we may meet this goal after all. In a world full of strife, and many pessimists screaming that the world is going to end, I feel there is a gleam of hope for us. This feat won't occur in our lifetime,...
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7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say
The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) and ​Italian Space Agency (ASI) have signed an agreement to cooperate on long-term human spaceflight activities, further deepening ties between the China and Europe's space agencies.

China and Italy to cooperate on long-term human spaceflight
Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has out-of-this-world ambitions – with expansion plans to match.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has plans for big expansion of Seattle-area HQ
NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market.

NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance U.S. Commercial Space Capabilities
The Earth-sized astronomical bounty circles a dim star that flew under the radar of exoplanet researchers.

These seven alien worlds could help explain how planets form
SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the second time around as the station astronauts captured the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship as the two craft...

SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late
This is especially for those of you in the medical field. Space medicine holds great promise. Medicines that can be created in space by it near-zero gravity that cannot be created on Earth, because the elements are unable to mix on Earth. Microspheres that can hold medicines to attach themselves to cancer cells, etc. These are not featured here, but this is to give you an idea, and...
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Space Bacteria Draws Focus of Researchers
Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr., who has traveled into orbit and also ushered NASA into a new era of space exploration while serving as head of the agency, has been named the University of Arizona's Commencement speaker.   Bolden was nominated by former U.S. President Barack Obama to serve as the...

Former NASA Chief to Address Commencement
French space agency CNES and Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, have signed an agreement concerning Russia’s contribution to the PHEBUS ultraviolet...

CNES, Roscosmos to cooperate on BepiColombo instrument - Air & Cosmos - International
Again, NASA needs to get out of the launch business completely. That means cancelling both Orion and the SLS (Space Launch System, or Senate Launch System). Let the private companies do all the rocket launches from now on. What NASA should do is develop new advances in space transportation, turn them over to private companies, and get out of the way. But read this article anyway.

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Thrust Into Space: Official 50th Anniversary Reissue by Maxwell W. Hunter, II Maxwell W. Hunter Foundation, 2016 paperback, 242 pp., illus. ISBN 978-1-5351-7379-7 US$24.95

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