Amateur Space News Roundup May 23, 2014

Amateur Space News Roundup May 23, 2014

Amateurs search for asteroids and meteorites and sign a deal with Nasa to rescue a space probe; high school students test zero-g hardware for Nasa and elementary school students build and launch rockets; Noaa recruits weather-watchers; even scientists want to join Mars One.

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Amateur Space News Roundup May 22, 2014

Amateur Space News Roundup May 22, 2014

Today's headlines include student rocket contests, high school CanSats, university high-altitude balloons, crowdsourcing weather and astronomy, and the daily dose of Mars One candidate profiles.

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Amateur Space Roundup May 21, 2014

In other amateur space news, the crowdfunded KickSat burned up, Cocorahs’ founder scheduled to speak. In the daily Mars One headlines, a German Mars One candidate lives in Antarctica; another one lives in New Orleans.

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Amateur Space News May 19, 2014

Amateur Space News May 19, 2014

Today’s headlines include Australian students exploring Near Space, follow up on the student rocketry championships, crowdfunded lunar landers, meteors over the American South, amateur astronomy youth programs… and local Mars One reports.

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CanSats: Satellites-in-a-can lets students do space research

Space agencies and space companies often complain that too many young engineers graduate without any practical experience. CanSats let universities give students experience with all stages of a space-related mission: proposal, design, engineering, launch, data acquisition, analysis, and report. These satellites-in-a-can may not actually reach Outer Space, but they give college students - and high school students - experience they need to work on real space missions.

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Amateur Space News April 22, 2014

Today’s headlines include a dwarf nova spotted by amateurs, companies trying to use amateur satellites radio frequencies, preparation for the KickSat release, a student plan to explore the Moon, and more.

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Small Satellites for Secondary Students

Students take the next step towards space science thanks to Small Satellites for Secondary School Students. Teacher workshops and open source hardware and software provide affordable resources for schools to develop scientific payloads for high-power rocket launches or high-altitude balloon flights.

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Merritt Island Mustangs heading for orbit

Space exploration is a constant backdrop to the lives of students at Merritt Island High School. Only a few minutes drive south of Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center, the school’s students can see and hear every launch from the spaceport. Now space exploration is part of the students’ lives. Within the next year, Merritt Island students will send the second high school satellite into orbit.

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Amateur Space News April 16, 2014

Today’s headlines include a human security alert based on satellite images, a contest to find new satellite imaging applications, web apps for planet hunters, and an ISS experiment built and operated by high school students.

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Amateur Space News April 12, 2014

Amateur-related space news ranged from eighth-graders doing research on the International Space Station to next week’s launch of crowdfunded satellites to a student rocket project and a student satellite project.

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Amateur Space News April 10, 2014

Today's headlines include a Kickstarter project to send student experiments into Near Space, amateur weather observations in Noaa's online data portal, an interview with Mars One's concept designer and more….

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