Exploration News - 28 July 2011

28 July 2011
What should spaceships look like?
As the next generation of spaceships is being conceived, should shuttle designers take their inspiration from sci-fi illustrators?
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Exploration News - 15 July 2011

13 July 2011
The inspirational news
NASA Debuts Inspirational Space Station Music Video
The video features imagery of both the space station and the space shuttles that have served as the workhorses of space station construction and resupply. It uses selections from orbit as well as Earth-bound training and launch activities to communicate the importance of space exploration and its benefits for future generations. Intermixed are selections of video that show the beauty of planet Earth as seen from the space station and scenes of children inspired by space exploration. The lyrics emphasize that "history starts now" and invite listeners to ask the question, "What kind of world do you want?"
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Exploration News - 01 July 2011

05 July 2011
NASA Chat: Administrator Bolden Answers Questions About NASA's Future
Join NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden in a one hour web chat on Tues., July 5, at 3:30 p.m. EDT, where he will answer your questions about what NASA's future holds.
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Exploration News - 06 June 2011

06 June 2011
Five Steps Toward Future Exploration
The NASA Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets (ASTEP) program has announced a set of new projects to develop and test technologies that will enable the astrobiological exploration of the Solar System. The ASTEP program advances the search for life on other planets by supporting research and exploration of some of Earth's most remote and extreme places.
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Exploration News - 21 June 2011

21 June 2011
ESA chief hits at 'anarchy' over space station planning
Europe's space chief on Monday said the International Space Station faced lean times as a result of the US shuttle phase-out and said project planning for transport to the ISS had been "anarchy".
Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), said the scheduled phase-out of the US space shuttle meant "we are not in a very comfortable situation, and that's just a euphemism."
"The biggest lesson from the international space station programme is entirely the lack of a joint transportation policy," he said at a press conference on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show.
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Exploration News - 24 May 2011

24 May 2011
Testing Spacesuits in Antarctica - Part 1
The spacesuit we are testing is a fully pressurized suit which is being developed for future planetary exploration. Testing it in a Mars-relevant environment allows us to really optimize it for the types of activities we will be doing on Mars.
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