Carnival of Space 289

The carnival of space 289 is up at Everyday Spacer

The Meridiani Journal reports Curiosity uses drill to collect first sample from inside Martian bedrock

Golden Spike to Crowdsource $240,000 for Lunar Marketing Campaign

Nextbigfuture – A Meteor hit Russia with the force of 20 Hiroshima bombs and injured more than one thousand people

Nextbigfuture – Planetary Resources describes new designs and advances for making satellite Imaging ten times cheaper and three times better and plans for asteroid mining. For Asteroid mining they plan to turn platinum from asteroids into a metal foam and shape it to fall through the atmosphere and land at about 60 mph

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