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Off-world manufacturing is a go with space printer

On Friday, the BBC reported on a NASA email exchange with a space station which involved astronauts on the International Space Station using their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions ...

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NASA concept would send astronauts to Venus

For decades, landing on Mars has captivated the imagination of earthlings as the obvious next step in space exploration after landing on the moon, but NASA is also looking into ways to send ...

Sat 20 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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Footage released of Nasa's Orion as it plummets to Earth

Nasa has released stunning footage of its Orion spacecraft breaking through the Earth's atmosphere.

21 hours ago from The Independent

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SpaceX delays space station delivery until January

The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from

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#Rosettawatch: first snaps of Philae's arrival on 67P

This first photo by the European Space Agency's Philae lander after its touchdown on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a warning sign that things hadn't gone to plan

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Newscientist

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Curiosity finds active organic chemistry on Mars

The hunt for present or past life on Mars got a boost as NASA's Curiosity rover records spikes in atmospheric methane ten times greater than previously measured by the unmanned probe. Though ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough

The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.

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Grazing crater rim may have saved comet lander

Bumping off the rim of a crater probably saved the robotic comet Philae from a cold, dark death, a new analysis of images suggests.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from ScienceNews

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Scientists find meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir

(ŚNASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its ...

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SpaceX's ISS cargo resupply mission gets postponed (again)

SpaceX and NASA announced earlier today that the fifth cargo resupply mission (CRS-5) to the International Space Station scheduled for tomorrow has been once more delayed, this time to no earlier ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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