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SpaceX - the first commercial company ever to launch and re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit. To date, only six nations or governmental agencies have performed such a feat: the United States, Russia, China, Japan, India and the European Space Agency.



WASHINGTON -- NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.

Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components.

For more information on this subject please visit the official NASA website.

The International Academy of Astronautics hosted landmark Heads of Space Agencies Summit in Washington , D.C. on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
Heads of Space Agencies during the reading of the Summit declaration by IAA Secretary General, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant
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On 17 November 2010, leaders of 30 space agencies from around the world gathered in Washington, DC, USA for an unprecedented IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit. The IAA presented and discussed the priorities and plans from the summit.

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US President Obama signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010. It sets a new course for space exploration, science, technology development, and aeronautics for the coming three years.

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