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Space Agencies Meet To Discuss A Global Exploration Roadmap

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Senior managers representing 10 space agencies from around the world met in Kyoto, Japan today to advance the Global Exploration Roadmap for coordinated space exploration.

During the past year, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has developed a long-range human exploration strategy. It begins with the International Space Station and expands human presence throughout the solar system, leading ultimately to human missions to explore the surface of Mars. The roadmap flows from this strategy and identifies two potential pathways: “Asteroid Next” and “Moon Next.”

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/aug/HQ_11-280_Global_Roadmaps.html

Japanese Asteroid Mission a Success; Next Up, NASA

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

A space mission to a nearby asteroid launched in 2005 has yielded some interesting clues about earth’s early formation.

Japanese scientists on that mission report today in the journal Science that despite retrieving a very small sample from the nearby Itokawa asteroid, the knowledge gained is huge.

Full Story: http://today.ucf.edu/japanese-asteroid-mission-a-success-next-up-nasa/