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2 hrs ago | Health.com

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Immunology, Biology, Science

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Whiskey Particles Stored on International Space Station Headed for Earth

The International Space Station has been running tests on whiskey particles that are headed back to Earth on Sept.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Science / Technology, NASA

10 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Aurora seen from International Space Station

Check out this stunning video shot of the aurora from space. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this video of the spinning Earth and flickering light from the International Space Station.

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14 hrs ago | Independent.ie

First robot astronaut 'lonely' in space

Being an astronaut can be an overwhelming experience, so Japanese researchers created a robot to see if an artificial friend could help lonely spacemen bear the solitude of the cosmos.

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18 hrs ago | Science Daily

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, University of Arizona, Astronomy, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Newsday

'Space whisky' to return to Earth

Whisky that was fired into space three years ago as part of a scientific experiment is to return to Earth next month.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Science / Technology

Space.com

space suits, Ted Southern, Final Frontier Design, commercial spaceflight

Ted Southern is president and co-founder of Final Frontier Design, a space suit design company.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

Lockheed Martin Joins Australian Firm to Track Space Junk

A proposed new facility in Western Australia will provide a clearer picture of just how much space junk is orbiting earth.

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CNET News.com

A tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Viewed from a sidewalk at the edge of Midtown Manhattan, here's USS Intrepid , and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.

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Switched

'Space City' Houston UFOs Look For An Explanation

When UFOs fly over a metropolitan area known as "Space City," it's safe to assume explanations for the sightings also will fly.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Science / Technology, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Entertainment, Television

CIO

NASA Launches Massive Cloud Migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Amazon

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Astronauts chat from space station with Elk Grove schoolkids

Student Spairo As-Salaam 8, left, reacts to seeing the astronauts for the first time from a live video feed from the International Space Station on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Elk Grove, CA, Education Etc., Science / Technology, NASA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Fontana elementary school makes a contacta with International Space Station

FONTANA >> Seven students from Dorothy Grant Elementary School in rapid-fire succession Wednesday asked an International Space Station astronaut questions about shaving, where he gets oxygen and why he wanted to venture into space.

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Related Topix: Fontana, CA, Science / Technology, Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio, Education Etc., NASA

The Raw Story

NASA estimates new heavy-lift rocket will have first test flight in November 2018

NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, likely will not have its debut test flight until November 2018, nearly a year later than previous estimates, agency officials said on Wednesday.

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Universe Today

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts: Study

Expedition 36/37 astronaut Karen Nyberg uses a fundoscope to take still and video images of her eye while in orbit.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, University of Houston

Engadget

Lockheed Martin to track space junk from the Australian Outback

In the movie Gravity , masses upon masses of floating debris hurtled through space at alarming speeds and collided with the heroine's space shuttle, killing her crew.

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CNN

'Mousetronauts,' fireballs and a real-life R2D2: Experiments in space

He's the only permanent resident of the International Space Station. Robonaut 2 or R2 , pictured here with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, was designed by NASA and General Motors as a humanoid robotic assistant to perform maintenance tasks and free up the astronauts' time.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Robots

CNN

Woman planning for space catastrophe

Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to convince the world to take the threat of asteroid strikes more seriously The "Willy Wonka of design and science" is on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and the scientific world Editor's note: Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time -- remarkable professionals ... (more)

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Astronaut snaps picture of hurricane from space

Once a monster Category 5 storm with 160 mile-per-hour winds, Hurricane Marie continues to weaken in the Pacific Ocean.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Marie

Government Executive

Which US Company Will Help the Government Send Americans to Space?

Three years from now, if all goes according to plan, the United States will send a crew of astronauts into orbit without Russia's help.

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