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1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Robots

5 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Portable planetarium propels Long Beach students into space

Hundreds of Long Beach Middle School students flew to the moon and walked on Mars Thursday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Long Beach, MS, Education Etc., Astronomy, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Making a case for space

Israel must lead in space exploration for maintaining its qualitative military edge, for national prestige, for promoting technological innovation and for leading humanity in pushing the boundaries of the next frontier.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Opinion

Space.com

NASA Spacecraft Spies Mars Rover Curiosity at 'Mount Remarkable' from Space

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks from its driving are visible in this view from orbit, acquired on April 11, 2014, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Alabama Live

Outdoor jams, craft-beer creativity, an outer space party, food-truck-a-palooza and more

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Your Huntsville-area Weekend Game Plan for this week includes outdoor jams, craft-beer creativity, an outer space party, food truck-a-palooza and flipping birds.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Huntsville, AL, Science / Technology, Alabama, Entertainment

Space.com

5 Erupting Volcanoes Seen from Space

There are 40 active volcanoes on Russia's icy Kamchatka Peninsula. On Monday, a passing satellite saw five of them erupting at once.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Kepler's cool find: Another Earth-size planetKepler's cool find:...

The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star in the habitable zone.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

RedOrbit

Vitamin B3 May Have Been Made In Space,...

Image Caption: Karen Smith crushing meteorites with a mortar and pestle in Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory to prepare them for analysis.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Greenbelt, MD

Neatorama

First Instagram From Space is a Selfie

If you're sending the very first Instagram selfie from space, it better be epic! NASA astronaut Steve Swanson did just that ... with a neat T-shirt design to boot! Swanson posed in front of the space station's cupola and wrote "Back on ISS, life is good."

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BroadwayWorld.com

Sarah Brightman Visits Space Simulator & Describes It As 'A Moment Of Pure Happiness'

Internationally celebrated soprano and renown performer Sarah Brightman shares her enthusiasm with the ongoing preparation for her journey into space to sing an aria with a new social media posting centering on her recent visit to a famed space simulator in Houston, Texas.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Classical, Sarah Brightman

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amazing photo of Grand Canyon from space

What NASA says about this photo of the Grand Canyon: This astronaut photograph was taken on March 25, 2014 by the Expedition 39 crew, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 180 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Digital Cameras, Electronics, Grand Canyon Village, AZ

KXVO

NASA Astronauts Bring Wonder of International Space Station to Indianapolis

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Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10X Farther into Space

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away - 10 times farther than previously possible.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science

National Public Radio

SpaceX Will Try Again Fri. To Launch Station Cargo

NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission.

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Connecticut Post

SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

This Jan. 12, 2013 photo provided by NASA shows the SpaceX Dragon vehicle inside a processing hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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

MySanAntonio.com

Feet on the ground, Eileen Collins' thoughts remain in space

Retired NASA astronaut Eileen Collins, now a resident of San Antonio, flew on four space shuttle missions and was the first female commander of a shuttle mission in July 1999.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Boat Disaster, Gravity

R & D

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the Univ.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Washington, UT, Science / Technology, NASA

Ghanamma.com

Astronaut Urine May Help Power Future Spacecrafts, Experts

Urine is typically considered something to get rid of. But urine is largely water, and that's a valuable resource in space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Chemistry, Science, Huntsville, AL

International Business Times

NASA Astronauts to Grow Lettuce in Space [VIDEO]

Outredgeous red romaine lettuce plants grow inside a prototype Vegetable Production System .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Madison, WI

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Click2Houston

Astronaut's space secret revealed on big screen

An accomplished astronaut flew three shuttle missions and logged more than 12 hours of spacewalk.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Parkinson's Disease, Health, NASA

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