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SpaceX says it will fly two people to the moon next year

Elon Musk won't identify the people or how much they paid

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Preserving vision for astronauts

Many astronauts who come back from space experience poorer vision after flight, some even years after, and researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to see why.

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Experiments may help assess risks posed by falling space rocks

Four years ago, a brilliant fireball streaked across the dawn sky over Russia, then fractured with the force of about 500,000 tons of TNT. The shock wave blew out windows and damaged thousands ...

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Former NASA mathematician, 98, gets her moment at Oscars

She said only "thank you," but it was one of the more moving moments of Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

Mon 27 Feb 17 from

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NASA's next Orion flight could be manned

NASA may get back into manned spaceflight sooner than thought. At the direction of NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, a study is being conducted into feasibility of placing ...

Sat 25 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Martian winds carve mountains, move dust, raise dust

On Mars, wind rules. Wind has been shaping the Red Planet's landscapes for billions of years and continues to do so today. Studies using both a NASA orbiter and a rover reveal its effects on ...

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NASA wind tunnel tests X-plane design for a quieter supersonic jet

Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane ...

21 hours ago from

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Mars may erupt again

Research suggests that a Martian volcano twice as high as Everest was spewing lava much more recently than previously thought – and may do so again. Andrew Masterson reports.   ...

7 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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NASA cancels maneuver to get Juno closer to Jupiter due to faulty fuel valves — but that’s not bad news

Named after a capricious goddess, Juno lives up to her name.

20 hours ago from ZME Science

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Back in the sled: 3 reasons Team USA bobsledder Steven Holcomb is on the rise again

Team USA bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb has been through a lot in his career. Ups and downs, twists and turns. After winning bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics though, Holcomb has ...

14 hours ago from AXS

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