Amateur Space Weekly - February 29

Amateur Space Weekly - February 29

Amateur CubeSats get free rides into orbit, coders help space robot see, zero-g curry and veggie meatballs, educational seismic networks, Argentinian asteroid discovery, and a Japanese supernova discovery are some of this week's reports from the world of amateur space exploration.

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Teen research projects lost in space

After the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket last week, media across the country focused on the teenagers who lost their science projects in the accident. But failure won’t get in the students’ way - Nasa and its partners have committed to getting the students’ research into space.

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Amateur Space Weekly - June 12

British teenager discovers a planet orbiting another star, UK rocketeers head to international competition, US storm-spotters help improve severe weather warnings and more in my recap of the news in amateur space exploration.

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Mars One Monday - 2014/12/8

Mars One Monday - 2014/12/8

The week's news from Mars One includes university experiments for the 2014 robot lander, media interviews with candidates around the world, the usual media criticism, and Martian news from the pros.

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K12 Science Comes from Space, K12 Science Leaves for Space

K12 Science Comes from Space, K12 Science Leaves for Space

This is a busy week for middle and high school space research. The SpaceX Dragon landed in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday returning 28 student experiments from the International Space Station. Tonight an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launches the Cygnus cargo module - with 18 more student experiments - to the International Space Station. 310,000 students across America and Canada have taken part in space research - with little burden on the ISS astronauts or Nasa’s budget - but some in Congress think that’s a bad thing.

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Student Experiments Reach the International Space Station

Student Experiments Reach the International Space Station

15 student research projects rode the Antares rocket to Nasa's International Space Station where astronauts will conduct experiments designed by primary and secondary school students. The STEM education program is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program.

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Amateur Space News May 16, 2014

Amateur Space News May 16, 2014

Amateurs help Nasa observe Jupiter’s shrinking Great Red Spot leads today’s news. Other headlines include dogecoin-financed lunar rover races, high school students collecting comet dust from Near Space, other high school projects in Near Space and microgravity, a student rocket team, an Australian amateur astronomer, and a Florida Mars One candidate.

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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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