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2 hrs ago | The Raw Story

NASA's Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Robots, Pasadena, CA

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Three Kentucky universities sending research to space

According to a news release, the University of Louisville , University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University are using a NASA grant to fund research aboard the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Louisville, KY, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, NASA

11 hrs ago | WKYT

Kentucky schools collaborating on space project

The University of Louisville says a NASA grant is making possible the joint project with scientists and engineers from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University

13 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

Meal to shoot up to space

AN Abberley pupil has won the chance to have a meal he designed cooked by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal before it is sent into space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Heston Blumenthal, Life, Food, Dining

Mon Jul 28, 2014

R & D

Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, California

The Raw Story

Rocket carrying U.S. 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites launches from Cape Canaveral

An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

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

Live Science

Stunning Oasis in the Desert Seen from Space

Lit from above by the sun's glow, the Okavango Delta in Botswana's Kalahari Desert feeds an ecosystem bursting with life, from giraffes to antelope to elephants.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

The Washington Post

The last dispatches of Russiaa s space sex geckos

" #GoGetThoseGeckos ." On his HBO show "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver has issued a call, and humanity must answer.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, World News

Sunherald.com

Free hands-on space museum in Marin County strip mall

They encase their treasures in hermetically sealed Lucite, post all-caps "Do Not Touch" signs, have blue-blazered guards hovering nearby, lest these valuable artifacts be sullied by contact with the unwashed masses.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

CNET News.com

What happens to the unprotected human body in space?

As demonstrated by the ailments that plague ISS astronauts returning to Earth, we're simply not built for space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Newkerala.com

Close comet flyby puts NASA's Mars spacecraft at risk

As a comet heads towards a close flyby of Mars Oct 19 this year, NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, the US space agency said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Canada.com

A Russian police helicopter guards the Russia's booster rocket Soyuz-FG with the space capsule Soyuz TMA-11M that will carry new crew to the International Space Station as the rocket is transported from hangar to the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Slashdot

SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

MarkWhittington writes "While participating in a panel called "The US Space Enterprise Partnership" at the NewSpace Conference that was held by the Space Frontier Foundation on Saturday, SpaceX Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell opined that NASA's budget should be raised to $22-25 billion , according to a tweet by Space Policy Online's Marcia ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Air & Space

Evolution of the Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttles's first flight, a two-day mission launched on April 12, 1981, with commander John Young and pilot Robert Crippen, was an announced test flight.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Brandon Sun

Retired Canadian astronaut Julie Payette had early doubts about becoming astronaut

Five years after her final flight, retired astronaut Julie Payette admits she had doubts she would ever fly as she watched the Americans send astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early '70s.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Middlesboro Daily News

Armstrong on the moon, 45 years ago

It's July 19 and I'm at Wapakoneta, Ohio, at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Tomorrow is July 20, 2014, the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wapakoneta, OH, Children, Vocal, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Florida in a battle for space-launch business

RED HUBER/ORLANDO SENTINELA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in April.

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

Alamogordo Daily News

Dogs test spacecrafts' ability to function in space

NMMSH Laika, the first canine launched into space, is shown training in her space suit, in the Soviet publication "Animals: Pioneers of Outer Space."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, House, NM, NASA, US Military, US Air Force

Lexington Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: MSU's space center proves Eastern Kentucky can aim high in job creation

When people talk about diversifying an Eastern Kentucky economy dominated for a century by coal mining and poverty, they often don't aim very high: low-wage factories and corporate call centers.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Eastern, KY, Science / Technology, Morehead State University, CPU, Kentucky Science and Technology corp.

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