December 2014 Space Lounge

Flying saucers return

Spectacular catch – NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is retrieved from the Pacific after a near-space test flight. The LDSD project is evaluating landing technologies for future Mars missions

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Astronautics

Ready for Mars? From Mars-500 to zero-gravity medical issues

Space Environment

The new space ethics: COSPAR, Planetary Protection and beyond

Space Security

From NEOs to real action: testing asteroid impact scenarios

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MASTER II Robotic telescope on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, at the Teide Observatory at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Space Security

Global robotic network for monitoring near-Earth and outer space

Illustration showing the proliferation of space debris around the Earth - a rapidly worsening problem. Opinion

Growing space agency dilemma

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Blueprint for NASA’s journey to Mars