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SpaceX rocket explodes in test

A small rung on a long ladder to Mars broke on Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

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Northrop Grumman Unveils Concept for XS-1 Military Space Plane

The world is starting to get a better idea of what the U.S. military's proposed new space plane might look like.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

A SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket exploded mid-flight over McGregor, Texas, early evening Friday.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

Alexander Gerst Does First Ever Facebook Interview in Space

Alexander Gerst, who is perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut, logged onto Facebook Friday from the International Space Station to answer questions from curious Earthlings.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, The Time, Pop/Rock

Universe Today

Watch A 'Jellyfish Of Fire' Created On The International Space Station

Reid Wiseman, NASA astronaut and part-time master of Vine videos , has done it again.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Fire

Time

Evidence of Absolutely Enormous Dead Stars Discovered

Astronomers have a pretty good idea about what the first stars in the universe must have looked like.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology

Weekday Magazine

A 'Ukrainian Missile' Or A Failed Russian Space Launch?

An unmanned Russian Proton-M booster rocket crashes after veering off course after lift-off, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on July 2, 2013.

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Click Orlando

Astronauts experiment with fire in space

THEY WERE ABLE TO CONCEAL GUNGUNS. PLAYING WITH FIRE ON EARTH, NEVER A GOOD IDEA.

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Today.Az

"Azerspace-1" takes stage at European exhibition

"Azerkosmos" JSC of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan will introduce its services at the largest European exhibition and conference IBC , dedicated to the technologies in the fields of television and radio broadcasting, an organizer of the exhibition said.

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Forbes.com

Hypersonic Scramjets Still Key To Future Of Aerospace

I'm a science journalist and author of "Distant Wanderers: the Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System" who writes about over-the-horizon technology, primarily astronomy and space science.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

UnionLeader.com

Derry Councilors launch Spacetown T-shirt campaign

To go with Spacetown T-shirts story Derry councilors wear Spacetown T-Shirts during a recent council meeting.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Live Science

Earth's Eastern Hemisphere Stuns in Photo from Space

Earth's Eastern Hemisphere comes into view in this March 30, 2014 image snapped by an instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Meteorology, Science

Sys-Con Media

NASA Selects 26 Space Biology Research Proposals

The research will be conducted aboard the International Space Station. The research will help uncover new basic knowledge that other NASA researchers and engineers can use to solve problems confronting human exploration of space or that could lead to new biological tools or applications on Earth.

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Science Daily

Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but new modeling suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking -- a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, Science / Technology, NASA

Christian Science Monitor

Why NASA wants to put rats on the space station

The AEM-X is an advanced rodent habitat module designed for long-duration missions on the International Space Station.

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Reuters

Boeing says completed key design review for space taxi

Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.

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Christian Science Monitor

Is there really plankton clinging to the outside of the space station?

A Russian official claims that samples collected by cosmonauts show evidence of sea plankton on the outside of the International Space Station , news agencies are reporting.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, UFO and Alien

Universe Today

Space Shapes: Watch This Origami Solar Array Prototype Unfurl

From paper cranes to solar sails, looks like the Japanese art of origami is making its way into the space world.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Origami, Science / Technology, Brigham Young University, NASA

ECNmag

Tropical Storm Karina looks like a giant 'number 9' from space

Despite being the eleventh tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Hurricane Season, Karina looked like a giant number nine from NASA's Aqua satellite.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, Hilo, HI

Forbes.com

NASA, Russia Squabble Over International Space Station Sea Plankton Claim

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