Issue #2(2) 2014 Space Lounge

Gods and space

Getting a helping hand – An Orthodox priest performs a blessing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan, ahead of the Soyuz launch that carried Expedition 41 to the International Space Station in September 2014

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Big science from small spacecraft

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SLS Block 1, the initial configuration of NASA’s new super heavy lift launch vehicle, will be able to lift at least 70 metric tons to low Earth orbit and is the cornerstone of a new deep space exploration system. Special Reports

SLS ushers transformation of deep space exploration

Scientist-astronaut Harrison-Schmitt collects lunar rake samples ranging in size from 1.3 to 2.5 cm during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The rake was used to collect rocks and rock chips Space Lounge

NASA’s space police wield full force of law

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