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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Rick Perry, US Governors

20 hrs ago | Science Daily

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Computers, NASA

Yesterday | The Motley Fool

Will Elon Musk's SpaceX Knock Boeing and Lockheed Out of Space?

SpaceX has won lucrative contracts from NASA to keep the International Space Station well-supplied with Tang and toilet paper.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Science / Technology, NASA, US Military, US Air Force

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Air & Space

Space Shuttle Engines: Just the Stats- page 2

A cursory review of the history of rocket propulsion turns up a long list of well-designed rocket engines that have demonstrated superb reliability, contributed significantly to space research and defense, and transported hardware into Earth orbit and beyond.

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Reuters

Forty-five years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step

Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

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KWBU-TV Waco

45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

NASA image taken in 2012 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows astronauts' footprints and equipment left on the moon by Apollo 11. Forty-five years ago today, in arguably the greatest technological feat of the 20th Century, two Americans stepped off the ladder of their small landing craft and walked on the surface of the moon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Wapakoneta, OH

WLS-AM Chicago

Former NASA Boss: Russia Has US Space Program in 'Hostage Situation'

Forty-five years ago, the world watched as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," becoming the first humans to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

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Alabama Live

We need a better vision for our next giant steps into space: opinion

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Did you see that "supermoon" last weekend? So close, you could just reach out and touch it.

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Time

See What the Raging Pacific Northwest Fires Look Like From Space

Wildfires across the Pacific Northwest have been blazing since Monday and have scorched large areas of forest as a result of hot, dry weather in Oregon and Washington.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Malheur County, OR

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Discoveries: Free hands-on space museum in Marin County strip mall

Most museums discourage the tactile. 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, Marin County, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Gizmag

ESA prepares IXV concept spaceplane for maiden flight

The European Space Agency is preparing to test the atmospheric re-entry capabilities of its new early concept spaceplane, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Gadgets

NBC Philadelphia

Comic-Con: What We're Geeking Out Over

The annual migration of geeks, fan-boys and -girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks-off Thursday in San Diego.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Batman, Comedy, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Action Movies, Adventure, Science / Technology, NASA

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first "space selfie" in 1966.

Buzz Aldrin told CNN he snapped photos of himself with a camera aimed at the sunrise during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

InformationWeek

NASA's Orion Spacecraft: 9 Facts

The Orion spacecraft gives NASA a ticket to deep space. Here's how NASA is preparing the spacecraft for a mission to visit an asteroid in 2025.

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Science Daily

Ten-year endeavor: NASA's Aura tracks pollutants

NASA's Aura satellite, celebrating its 10th anniversary on July 15, has provided vital data about the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants.

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Science Daily

NASA rover's images show laser flash on Martian rock

Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, France, World News, Science / Technology, Department of Energy, NASA

CNN

Do kids still dream about space?

Visited by millions each year, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington is home to several Apollo lunar modules built for the moon-landing program.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Family, Kids, The National, Entertainment, Television, Buzz Aldrin, US News, US Marine Corps, US Military, Opinion

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