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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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NASA: Autonomous Robots with Fancy Cameras Represent Future of Space Exploration

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A big part of that transition comes by way of developments like their TextureCam. Here is a 3D camera system that allows the exploration robots to make an educated guess as to what should be worth investigating further.

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Spacewalk Training At NASA’s Big Pool

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Check out Terry Dunn’s story about his experiences at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

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NASA: Moon Contains Large Quantities of “Magmatic Water”

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We've been seen more and more evidence indicating that there is indeed water on the moon and the latest discovery comes by way of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on NASA's Indian Chandrayaan-1 probe.

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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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Over 100,000 People Sign Up for One-Way Trip to Mars

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Right now we have a space station, and could soon have a space hotel. But what about an actual space colony? That could be soon happening - on Mars.

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NASA’s Europa Mission (Video)

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NASA is planning to land a robot on Europa, one of Jupiter's four largest satellites. Robert Pappalardo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains.

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Video: Sun’s Magnetic Field to Reverse Polarity, Not Cause End of World

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We survived Y2K largely unscathed. We survived the so-called Mayan Apocalypse of 2012. We survived the doomsday predictions of Nostradamus. And we will also survive the cosmic phenomenon of our sun reversing the polarity of its magnetic field in a few months.

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Video: NASA, Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni Let You Walk Around Mars

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Realistically, none of us will likely have the opportunity to step foot on the Red Planet during our lifetimes, but this reasonably affordable virtual reality simulation could be the next best thing.

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Hubble Captures Stunning Photo of Comet ISON

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The scientists of NASA leveraged their Hubble Space Telescope on April 30 to take give photos of the Comet ISON in deep space, stiching together these images to create the photo that you see here.

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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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New Boeing Space Capsule to Fly NASA Astronauts to ISS

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Most of us are familiar with the Boeing name, having flown on one of their planes to get to this place or that, but the Chicago-based corporations also has ambitions that take us beyond the Earth's atmosphere. Near NASA's Johnson Space Center is Boeing's Houston Product Support Center and it was there that they revealed the full scale version of the CST-100 spacecraft.

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