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NASA spacecraft just one year away from Pluto

Less than a year from now, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make the first-ever visit to Pluto, potentially revolutionizing scientists' understanding of the dwarf planet.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Rediff.com

PHOTOS: Chandra, our window to deep space

Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionise our understanding of the universe through its unrivalled X-ray vision.

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Science Daily

Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space

In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other humanmade object.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

The congressional Government Accountability Office on Wednesday issued a report saying NASA's new Space Launch System is at high risk of missing its planned December 2017 initial test flight.

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Business Journal

Japan to collaborate on Dream Chaser space plane

A test flight version of the Dream Chaser space plane being built by Louisville-based Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems.

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Mashable

Astronaut Sees Israel and Gaza Rocket Fire From Space

The rapid-fire rocket exchange between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday evening was so bright it could be seen from space.

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The Raw Story

US Air Force to launch new spy satellites to keep an eye on what other nations are doing in space

The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force

The Toronto Star

Canada's space-bound laser has eyes for asteroid

Mike Daly, York University Lassonde School of Engineering professor, says asteroids are remnants of the creation of our planetary neighbourhood, which makes them incredible resources for understanding the solar system.

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Dataisnature.com

Roid's Roland TR Series - The Drum Machine as Space Station

Already cult objects in their own right, 'Roid' presents the Roland TR series of drum machines in a exosphere of frozen space-time fit for suspended micro gravitational idolatry.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

NME

'Space Station 76' Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler in sci-fi spoof - watch first trailer

Space Station 76 stars Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler in a sci-fi spoof that took a bow at SXSW earlier this year.

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Space Ref

NASA's Fermi Space Telescope Finds A Transformer Pulsar

These artist's renderings show one model of pulsar J1023 before and after its radio beacon vanished.

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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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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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Inhabitat

Japanese Artist Snaps Mind-Bending Go-Pro Photos of Bonsais in Space

Over the past few years, a number of people have sent objects into space via giant helium balloons.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies, World News, Japan, Gerlach, NV

CNN

Out of this world: The best selfies from space

He may be best known for joining Neil Armstrong on the historic Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, but that wasn't the only time Buzz Aldrin had a hand in history.

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Pacific Daily News

Don't try to replicate Apollo program

Forty-five years ago this coming Sunday, in a stunning, unimaginable historical achievement, men from earth first walked on its moon.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Neatorama

Six Ways Movies Are Wrong About Space

Space is still the final frontier for us earthbound human beings, and our fascination with what awaits humanity in the largely unexplored cosmos is still going strong.

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Freshnews

SSL awarded contract for innovative, affordable access to space

Space Systems/Loral , a leading provider of commercial satellites , today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to integrate the flight hardware for a new capability designed to carry small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary satellite platform.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

Trailer: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, and Matt Bomer revisit the 1970s in 'Space Station 76'

Ever wonder what it would be like if Ron Burgundy had gone to space in the 1970s? That's the general vibe of the trailer for Space Station 76, which stars Patrick Wilson as the mustachioed, hard-drinking captain of Omega 76, a groovy space station that is turned upside down when the new assistant captain turns out to be a... woman .

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