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In this six-minute video, Duke University students Emily Briere and Jon Tidd describe Time Capsule to Mars, a $25 million crowdfunded effort announced June 23, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington. Produced by SpaceNews.com.

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, set to launch in July, will measure global measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It also will observe how certain regions and certain plants absorb carbon. Credit: NASA

SpaceNews staff writer Dan Leone appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal program Saturday, June 14. He answered audience questions during a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the NASA budget, the Commercial Crew Program, and of course, Planet X and extraterrestrial intelligence. Credit: C-SPAN

ESA and SES Chief Technology Officer Martin Haliwell help explain how geostationary telecom satellites broadcast the World Cup around the world. Credit: ESA

A quick look at some of the technologies NASA's Next Generation Life Support (NGLS) project is developing for humans to live and work in space. Credit: NASA

Even with just six satellites currently operating in orbit, O3b has begun serving a few markets on the equator, such as the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. CEO of the Pacific Resort Hotel Group in the Cook Islands, Greg Stanaway, talks about the impact of having broadband capability for his business and his guests. Credit: O3b Networks

An update and overview of the last few months of the NASA Orion space capsule as it nears Exploration Flight Test-1, scheduled for later this year. Credit: NASA

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle designed for landing larger payloads on Mars is being perpared to determine if it can replicate the conditions it will face as it enters the martian atmosphere. Credit: NASA JPL

Airbus Defence & Space conducts a drop test with its spaceplane prototype. Credit: Airbus Defence & Space

SpaceX has completed qualification testing for the SuperDraco thruster in April and May at its Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas. SuperDraco is intended for use with Dragon Version 2, a crewed version of the spacecraft SpaceX already uses to deliver cargo to and from the space station under a NASA contract signed in 2008. 


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