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NASA TV to Cover Progress Docking on Monday

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Progress 64 is launched aboard a Soyuz U rocket. (Credit: NASA TV)

Progress 64 is launched aboard a Soyuz U rocket. (Credit: NASA TV)

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (NASA PR) — Carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted ISS Progress 64 cargo craft launched at 5:41 p.m. EDT (3:41 a.m. Baikonur time July 17) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston:

1. Monday, July18 , 2016: 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): No show as am at conference.

2. Tuesday, July 19, 2016: 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT) No show as am at conference.

SPECIAL SHOW: 3. Wednesday, July 20, 2016: 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT) Evoloterra with Rand Simberg and Bill Simon. Visit www.evoloterra.com.

4. Friday, July 22, 2016: 2016; 9:30-11AM PDT; (12:30-2 PM EDT; 11:30 AM – 1 PM CDT) RICHARD ROCKET, CEO of New Space Global, is back with us for an updated analysis of the commercial space industry.

5. Sunday, July 24, 2016: 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT): DR. JEFF BELL is back with us for more interesting perspective about commercial space and space development.

NGA, NRO Announce Plans to Leverage Commercial Remote Sensing Capabilities

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NGA_logoSPRINGFIELD, Va. (NGIA PR) — The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office today announced a joint activity to better leverage emerging commercial geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

The Commercial GEOINT Activity (CGA) allows both agencies to assess current capabilities and develop strategies to ensure the timely and successful integration of commercial innovations that will benefit NGA and NRO.

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SpaceX Launches Dragon Supply Ship, Lands First Stage at Cape

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Falcon 9 launches the Dragon CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

Falcon 9 launches the Dragon CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. (NASA PR) — Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after Monday’s launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.

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Parabolic Arcers Keen to Live on Mars

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Musk_Mars_Colony_PollThe results are in on our poll about Elon Musk’s Mars plans. And it seems the majority of Parabolic Arc readers would consider living in the SpaceX founder’s martian colony.

Thirty-three percent of voters want to be in the first wave of settlers on the Red Planet. An additional 40 percent of voters said they might go later once the colony was up and running.

Other readers were less enthused. Twenty-two percent said they really like the big blue marble that is Earth and had no desire to live on a frozen planet.

Another 6 percent of voters already understand what it is like to live and work in a desert and had no desire to live in a Martian one. This group is composed of present and past residents and workers of Mojave, Calif.

A big thank you to everyone who voted in the poll. Please take a moment and vote in our latest poll about former shuttle commander Eileen Collins’ decision to speak at this week’s Republican National Convention.

As I always say. Vote early. Vote often. Just vote, dammit! Vote! And no wagering.

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High School Student to Send Genes Experiment to Space

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The International Space Station, backdropped by the blackness of space and the thin line of Earth's atmosphere. (Credit: NASA)

The International Space Station, backdropped by the blackness of space and the thin line of Earth’s atmosphere. (Credit: NASA)

SAN DIEGO, July 15, 2016 (Genes in Space PR) — Genes in Space™ named Julian Rubinfien, a high school student from New York, the winner of the second annual Genes in Space™ competition. The innovative contest challenges students in grades seven through 12 to design an experiment to solve a real-life space exploration problem through DNA analysis. The winning experiment will be conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) using miniPCR™ technology.

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Cyprus Signs ESA Cooperating State Agreement

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ESA logoNICOSIA, Cyprus (ESA PR) — Cyprus became the 11th country to sign the European Cooperating State Agreement, strengthening its relations with ESA.

The Permanent Secretary of the Cypriot Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Alecos Michaelides, and ESA Head of External Relations Department, Frederic Nordlund, signed the agreement in an official ceremony in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 6 July 2016.

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SpaceX to Attempt First Stage Landing at Cape Canaveral

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Falcon 9 launch and landing. (Credit: SpaceX)

Falcon 9 launch and landing. (Credit: SpaceX)

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (SpaceX PR) — Today SpaceX confirmed that the company is targeting the launch of its ninth NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-9) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Monday, Jul. 18 at 12:45 a.m. EDT.
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CSA Awards MDA Multiple Space Exploration Contracts

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mda_logoRichmond, BCMacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts from the Canadian Space Agency with a combined total value of CA$1.7 million.

MDA will provide:

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NASA Releases Economic Development of Low Earth Orbit Document

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economic_development_leo_coverEdited by Patrick Besha and Alexander MacDonald

This collection of papers identifies a number of important policy questions that will be of rising importance as NASA transitions human spaceflight in LEO to the private sector, as well as a number of economic analysis methods for addressing those questions. Life off of the Earth is a new field of social and economic organization that will have vast implications for our evolution and our future. Economic development in orbit is necessary for that future growth. It is our hope that this volume may serve to guide decisions and spark the intellectual curiosity of space policy makers, NASA program managers, economic researchers, and all others interested in the continued economic development of human spaceflight.

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NASA RFI Could Lead to Private Modules on Space Station

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Robert Bigelow describes his company's space station module. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

Robert Bigelow describes his company’s space station module. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

NASA has released a request for information (RFI) seeking ideas from industry about how to maximize commercial use of the International Space Station (ISS) that could lead to privately-built space modules being attached to the orbiting laboratory.

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NASA Awards SBIR Phase III Contract Terminal Velocity for Reentry System

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High-altitude balloon lifts space reentry capsule for flight test. (Credit: Near Space Corporation)

High-altitude balloon lifts space reentry capsule for flight test. (Credit: Near Space Corporation)

ATLANTA, July 15, 2016 (TVA PR) — Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) was awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from NASA entitled, “Low-Cost Small Reentry Devices to Enhance Space Commerce and ISS Utilization.”

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NanoRacks Advancing Space Station Utilization

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nano_racks_logoCape Canaveral, Florida, 15 July 2016 (NanoRacks PR)– NanoRacks is proudly advancing International Space Station (ISS) utilization across a wide range of users – from education to international organizations to professional researchers – both inside and outside of Station – all on one mission. On SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Mission-9 (SpaceX-9), scheduled for the early hours of Monday July 18, are over 25 payloads that will utilize NanoRacks commercial research facilities both in the U.S. National Lab and external to Station.

“NanoRacks is more than just a satellite deployment company,” says NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber. “We offer a full scope of in-space opportunities, and we are watching the customer base grow larger and broader. NanoRacks will continue to offer the best research accommodations both inside and outside of the International Space Station, and beyond.”

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CSF Rebrand “Unique, Sexy & Ownable”; Website Buggy & Irritating

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has rebranded itself with a fancy new website featuring a new logo with what looks like a paper airplane heading into orbit. Or something. Check it out: http://www.commercialspaceflight.org/

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Next Antares Flight to ISS Now NET Aug. 22

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The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launches from Pad-0A with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, Sunday, July 13, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft is filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launches from Pad-0A with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, Sunday, July 13, 2014, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft is filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Orbital ATK is targeting no earlier than Aug. 22 for the lift off of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at Wallops. The spacecraft will carry crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 48 and 49 crews.

This will be the sixth cargo resupply mission by Orbital ATK under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Cargo resupply by U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA’s ability to conduct new science investigations using the only microgravity laboratory.

Get more information about Orbital ATK, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo carrier at:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk

Get more information about the International Space Station at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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