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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Space News) May 19, 2013

Mars One CEO: Don't have babies on Mars A Martian colony would be too hazardous a place for children, warns Bas Lansdorp, the leader of an effort to establish a colony on the Red Planet in 2023. It's not clear if pregnancy would be possible on the planet or what effect high radiation levels would have on an unborn child, scientists say. "We are not in the business of telling people what to do, but astronauts are very responsible people. When they realize they are living in a dangerous place, they will know what to do, that it's not right," said Lansdorp, co-founder and CEO of the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One. May 16, 2013

Space shuttle building becomes fueling center Part of a former space shuttle facility soon will become a space for satellite fueling, a business run by United Paradyne of Santa Maria, Calif. "In the long-term, we're looking to expand our operations, and there's a lot going on there at Kennedy," said CEO Joseph Hasay, "so we hope to procure more work and grow our business." May 15, 2013

Johnson Space Center could play part in asteroid mission According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden and Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa, Johnson Space Center could play a role coordinating and executing asteroid exploration initiatives highlighted in the agency's proposed $17.7 billion budget. Orion is set for a 2021 mission to visit a small asteroid. "JSC has been involved for the last several months in looking at the feasibility, how we might carry...

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