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Good article... reminds me of what one my professors' used to often reminisce with his students.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Boston.com

NASA: - First Humans Who Will Step Foot On Mars Are Walking the Earth Today'

This artist rendering released by NASA shows the NASA rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars.

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NBC Miami

Comic-Con: Thursday's Big Events

Following Wednesday evening's brief preview, Comic-Con makes the jump to light speed Thursday when the first full day of events kicks-off in San Diego.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at... It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the ... (more)

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Science

Planetary scientists welcome NASA call for Europa concepts

Hunter Waite has waited years for the chance to use his planetary science engineering chops on a mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa.

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KRNV-TV Reno

SNC completes Dream Chaser NASA CCiCap Milestone

Sierra Nevada Corporation has successfully passed Milestone 9 of the advancement testing -- The 'Risk Reduction and Technology Readiness Level.'

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Science Daily

NASA's HS3 mission spotlight: The HIRAD instrument

The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer, known as HIRAD, will fly aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission from Wallops beginning August 26 through September 29. One of the NASA Global Hawks will cover the storm environment and the other will analyze inner-storm conditions.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Gawker

Ken Ham: NASA Is Pointless Because Aliens Are Going to Hell Anyway

Ken Ham, the young-Earth creationist minister who had his ass gently-but-firmly handed to him in a debate with Bill Nye desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life."

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GPB.org

What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

Any eclipse is worth seeing. A total eclipse where the moon completely blots out the sun, where day turns to night, where solar flares ring the moon's shadow like a crown of flame that's the eclipse everybody wants to see, the alpha eclipse that eclipses all the other eclipses.

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Science Daily

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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ComputerWorld

NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software, in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the... It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same ... (more)

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office shows Jessica L. A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

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InformationWeek

NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain

New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.

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Hispanic Business

NASA Initiates Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket

According to a release from agency, they installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's noted that the Stennis team will perform developmental and flight certification testing of the RS-25 engine, a modified version of the space shuttle main engine that powered missions into space from 1981 to 2011.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Science, Industry and Business

NASA Sees Powerful Thunderstorms in Tropical Storm Matmo

Strong thunderstorms reaching toward the top of the troposphere circled Tropical Storm Matmo's center and appeared in a band of thunderstorms on the storm's southwestern quadrant.

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Vancouver Sun

NASA honours Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on moon 45 years ago

In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, smiles for a photo inside the Lunar Module while it rested on the lunar surface.

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CBS News

Finding NEEMO: NASA extreme training environment

An astronaut on a NASA mission to the underwater research station Aquarius, testing a sample collecting technique that might be used on asteroids or other planets.

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KATV Little Rock

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum walk past a depiction of space exploration by artist Robert T. Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer ... (more)

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Air & Space

Why do NASA launch times depend on lighting conditions?

While it was a hydrogen leak on the pad that forced NASA to scrub the launch of space shuttle mission STS-127 on June 17, one main reason the agency had to wait several weeks to try again was something called a "solar beta angle cut-out."

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