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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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Robot Fixing Itself On The ISS (Video)

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The Canadian robotic arm of the ISS, Canadarm2, repairing itself with help from a robot called Dextre.

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Brewing Beer In Space

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Is it a good idea to brew beer in space? It could be. 6th-grader Michal Bodzianowski’s experiment could lead to space breweries in the future.

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Space Launches Happening In The Coming Week (Video)

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SpaceX and Orbital Sciences will be launching spacecrafts next week.

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NASA Planning to Grow Lettuce in Space, Starting This Year

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Later this year, NASA astronauts aboard the ISS have a new duty: attending to a mini-garden of romaine lettuce. That’s one small step for lettuce, one giant leap for vegetation kind!

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Astronaut Almost Drowns in Space, Lives to Blog About It

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This is Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano. He's smiling here, but he certainly wasn't smiling last month when he almost drowned outside the International Space Station.

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RINGS Propulsion Tech Uses Magnetic Fields to Move Spacecraft

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Researchers at the Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory at the University of Maryland have developed a solution called the Resonant Inductive Near-field Generation System, or RINGS for short. This is an electromagnetic propulsion technology that doesn't require any of those individual satellites to carry around or use any sort of propellant.

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How Astronauts Will 3D Print In Space (Video)

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Astronauts aboard the ISS will soon be able to use a 3D printer to print equipments and parts.

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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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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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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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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket achieves first private space flight

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The Falcon 9 rocket, developed by Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch culminated with a landing of the Dragon spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first incident in history where a privately-owned space craft reached the orbit and safely returned to earth.

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