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Students Measure Space Dust From as New Horizons Heads for Pluto

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Students Measure Space Dust From as New Horizons Heads for Pluto
An instrument built at the University of Colorado is analyzing space dust for the remnants of colliding objects to learn more about our solar system.

Secret Vessel to Test Durability of Materials in Space, NASA Says

published Tue, May 19 2015 18:58 GMT
Secret Vessel to Test Durability of Materials in Space, NASA Says
The X-37B, a secret unmanned spacecraft operated by the Air Force, is expected to take off from Florida on Wednesday.

Crew Change on International Space Station Is Delayed

published Tue, May 12 2015 21:34 GMT
The recent failure of a Russian resupply mission forced NASA and its partners in the space station to shuffle their plans.

Observatory: NASA’s Mercury Messenger: What It Learned Before It Crashed

published Mon, May 11 2015 11:27 GMT
Observatory: NASA’s Mercury Messenger: What It Learned Before It Crashed
The spacecraft, which orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into it, found that its magnetic field is almost as old as the planet itself.

Books: Review: In ‘Extreme,’ by Emma Barrett and Paul Martin, Psychologists Explore Those Who Test Limits

published Mon, May 11 2015 10:03 GMT
Books: Review: In ‘Extreme,’ by Emma Barrett and Paul Martin, Psychologists Explore Those Who Test Limits
Space travel and mountain climbing require long periods of boredom and sleep deprivation. Achievers tend to overcome such challenges with self-efficacy.