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Asteroid Deflection Mission Seeks Smashing Ideas
Topic: Missions
01/17/13
Summary: ESA is appealing for research ideas to help guide the development of a US-European asteroid deflection mission now under study.

An Astronaut's Guide
Topic: Missions
01/14/13
Summary: Don Pettit, member of the Expedition 31 crew, continues his documentation of life on the space station. In this installment, he talks about how astronauts maintain their health and the etiquette of a dinner with friends in microgravity.

Diary of a Space Zucchini, Part 5
Topic: Missions
01/07/13
Summary: Don Pettit, member of the Expedition 31 crew, continues to document the life of a zucchini grown in orbit on the International Space Station. Studying how plants grow in space can help astrobiologists understand how Earth life adapts to the space environment.

Slicing Up Time on the Space Station
Topic: Missions
12/17/12
Summary: Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the International Space Station. In this installment he talks about how astronauts spend their time on the ISS - from performing experiments to simply trying to stay alive.

Beating Stray Light
Topic: Missions
12/10/12
Summary: Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the International Space Station. In this installment he talks about dealing with reflected light in space photography and capturing images in the far infrared.

Sprouting in Orbit
Topic: Missions
11/26/12
Summary: Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the international space station. In this installment he reports on the progress of plants being grown in the conditions of low Earth orbit.

The Beast on the Space Station
Topic: Missions
11/19/12
Summary: In his latest diary entry, astronaut Don Pettit talks about how exercise is used to stay healthy on the space station. Pettit also looks at the crystal structure of ice sheets made in space, questioning if they could be different than 'normal' ice that forms on Earth.

Kepler Begins Extended Mission
Topic: Missions
11/16/12
Summary: The Kepler Space Telescope has completed its primary mission and will now begin an extended mission that could last as long as four years.

What Makes a Mission Name?
Topic: Missions
11/12/12
Summary: In his latest diary entry from Expedition 31, Don Pettit discusses daily life in microgravity on the International Space Station

New Small Satellite will Study SuperEarths
Topic: Missions
10/26/12
Summary: ESA has announced a new mission to study super-Earths orbiting nearby stars. Dubbed 'Cheops,' the mission could be just the first in a new series of small missions developed as part of ESA's Science Program.

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