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ISS Astronauts Playing Around With Water And A GoPro (Video)

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What happens when ISS astronauts get a GoPro to play around with? They drown it.

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How To Exercise In Space (Video)

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As we have seen before, it is quite a difficult task for astronauts to keep themselves clean aboard the International Space Station, but they also have to make sure that they get enough exercise out there. So how do the folks at the ISS keep themselves fit? Let’s take a look.

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How To Wash Your Hair In Space

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Ever wondered how hygiene works in space? Check out how Karen Nyberg washes her hair on the International Space Station.

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Kirobo: World’s First Talking Robot-Astronaut (Video)

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Developed as part of the Kibo Robot Project, the humanoid named Kirobo is going to be the first robot in space which will communicate with humans.

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NASA To Test Laser Data Transmission In October

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NASA will be testing a prototype laser communications system called OPALS (Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science) this October from the International Space Station.

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Wanna Be Star Trek USS Enterprise Could Be Built for 1 Trillion, No Warp Speed

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There are Trekkies who like to build scale models of their favorite starship. Then, there is a guy called BTE-Dan who not only has ambitions to build the real thing; he already has created a remarkably detailed plan on how to go about do it. The Build The Enterprise website has been up for about a week, getting overwhelmed by traffic from fellow Trekkers and regular aerospace fans alike.

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NASA Developing Android Powered Helper Robots Inspired By Star Wars (Video)

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They are currently testing robots called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) which actually have been around since 2006. The robots, having the size of that of a bowling ball, utilize CO2 thrusters to fly around the International Space Station.

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United Space Alliance looking into commercial contracting

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The United Space Alliance, NASA's lead shuttle operating contractor, is bidding on the prospect of continuing on a commercial basis after 2013.

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