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Easter morning delivery for space station

Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via the SpaceX company's Dragon cargo capsule.

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LADEE probe hits the Moon at 3,600 mph

In space, no one can hear you hit the Moon at near-hypersonic speed. Today, NASA's Ames Research Center announced that the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) made a controlled ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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DNews: Can We Grow Plants on Mars?

Last year, NASA announced that they had found water on Mars. This posed a question to scientists: Could we grow plants in the soil of Mars? Trace explains what is necessary to grow crops on ...

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Testing immune cells on the International Space Station

The human body is fine-tuned to Earth's gravity. A team headed by Professor Oliver Ullrich from the University of Zurich's Institute of Anatomy is now conducting an experiment on the International ...

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Fourth time lucky for SpaceX's CRS-3 Dragon launch

It took four tries, but SpaceX's CRS-3 mission is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). Today at 3:25:21PM, EDT, the unmanned Dragon cargo spacecraft lifted off atop a Falcon ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

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Astronauts to reveal sobering data on asteroid impacts

This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously ...

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S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

Prosecutors probing South Korea's ferry disaster have turned to a popular mobile chat service to reconstruct the final moments of hundreds feared to have perished on board the sinking ship.

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Image: NASA rover Opportunity's selfie shows clean machine

In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of ...

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SpaceX films Falcon 9 vertical takeoff and landing with a drone

Private space firm SpaceX has been posting some amazing videos in recent months of its Grasshopper test flights. Well, Grasshopper has ended, and now we’re stepping up to the big leagues. ...

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