Amateur Space Weekly - September 12

Teachers fly with Nasa, rhinos interrupt a South African near space project, Texas students to do zero-g science, citizen scientists map black holes and more in this week's recap of amateurs exploring space.

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Amateur Space Weekly - August 2

Amateur Space Weekly - August 2

Near space balloon flights into the stratosphere, crowdfunding student research in orbit, crowdsourcing earthquake measurements, and discovering exoplanets are among the ways amateurs explored space last week.

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Mars One Monday - And then there were 100

Mars One announced the 100 candidates who will go on to the next selection round. Most of the media haven’t had time to do anything more than rehash the Mars One press release. I've recapped below a few reports from around the world that identified local candidates.

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Amateur Space News May 12, 2014

The Team America Rocketry Challenge held over the weekend leads todays headlines. In addition amateur meteor observations, smartphone astronomy, amateur outreach programs in India and the US, a free online astronomy course from The Planetary Society, weather-watchers in Puerto Rico, middle school student make progress towards orbit, and news from Mars One.

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Amateur Space News May 8, 2014

A cluster of STEM education articles (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in today’s headlines. Also an undergraduate high-altitude balloon project, Americans’ mixed opinions on space exploration, British radio amateurs thanked by Nasa, the challenges of crowdsourcing search-and-rescue as well as satellite-building, and the daily round of articles about Mars One.

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European CanSat Competition

Every year the European Space Agency sponsors the European CanSat Competition to teach high school students in Esa member-nations how to design and operate a space mission. The students design a "satellite" that fits inside a 350ml soft drink can - a CanSat. Along the way they learn how to design and make electronic circuits and program flight computers.

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