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The Whole World: The Power of Seeing the Earth From Space

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In celebration of Earth Day, a collection of thoughts about how our planet looks from orbit Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshowImages: NASA. Just over 500 of the more than seven billion human beings that live on Earth have seen with their own eyes what the planet...
The Whole World: The Power of Seeing the Earth From Space

NASA: Space flight may harm your eyesight

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Brain scans of astronauts who were in space for lengthy periods suggest a significant occurrence of a condition that can affect vision. [Read more]...
NASA: Space flight may harm your eyesight
NASA's Z-1 spacesuit prototype looks like Buzz Lightyear

NASA Launches Live Google Hangout With Astronauts In Space

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NASA is leveraging Google's Hangout system to pitch questions from the public to astronauts on the ground--and in space. NASA, as promised, is busy conducting a Google hangout so that members of the public can ask questions of astronauts--both in the studio and in orbit around the Earth aboard...
NASA Launches Live Google Hangout With Astronauts In Space
First private launch to the ISS scheduled for 5am tomorrow
Inside a Danish nonprofit's quest to build a DIY manned spacecraft

Astronauts' Favorite Space Food: Shrimp Cocktail

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Astronauts' Favorite Space Food: Shrimp Cocktail

Watch live: SpaceX's Dragon capsule will rendezvous with the ISS today at 3:30AM ET

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We told you about it late yesterday, but now it's about time for the livestream of SpaceX's Dragon capsule reaching the International Space Station. If all's going as planned, the craft would've begun some preliminary maneuvers toward the ISS roughly an hour ago. According to the company, astronauts aboard...
Watch live: SpaceX's Dragon capsule will rendezvous with the ISS today at 3:30AM ET

Watch Live: ISS emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

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Yesterday NASA reported that an ammonia leak had been discovered on the ISS. Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy are embarking on an emergency spacewalk to fix the problem. NASA TV is broadcasting the walk live, and you can follow along on the somewhat safer journey past the break....
Watch Live: ISS emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

This Week In Bots: Digging For Moon Water, Droids Going Mobile, And Swarming RoboBees

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Bot Vid: NASA's Exoskeleton Exoskeleton innovation is happening around the world for a couple of reasons--the first being military-related use. But a far gentler and more humane exoskeleton project has just been outlined by NASA, destined to help astronauts in space. The X1 is based on the tech behind NASA...
This Week In Bots: Digging For Moon Water, Droids Going Mobile, And Swarming RoboBees
Star search: a non-profit group wants to send four people to Mars...forever

NASA funds 3D food printer, to combat hunger in space and on Earth

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The space agency recently awarded a $125,000 grant to a project aimed at 3D printing food for astronauts, and while the space agency's main concern is efficient food storage for long-haul space flights, creator Anjan Contractor hopes his technology could help people here on Earth get access to the volume...
NASA funds 3D food printer, to combat hunger in space and on Earth

Celebrate the Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday with Street View

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For fifty years, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been the launch point for a generation of space technology and exploration. Countless enthusiasts (including this one) grew up longing to see a space shuttle up close and walk in the paths of astronauts. Today, a collaboration between NASA and...
Celebrate the Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday with Street View

NASA J-2X rocket engine enters second phase of testing

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NASA's next-generation J-2X rocket engine is ready for a second phase of testing, following a successful round of tests last year. The space agency is developing the engine to power its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is intended to enable deep-space exploration and experimentation. Alongside SLS, NASA is...
NASA J-2X rocket engine enters second phase of testing

Astronauts don't cry: Chris Hadfield shows tears in space

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The Commander of the International Space Station shows how crying in space only leads to a big water bubble on your eye. [Read more]...
Astronauts don't cry: Chris Hadfield shows tears in space
NASA to beam Super Bowl game to International Space Station crew
Astronaut records moving Christmas tune from the International Space Station

NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

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We've seen power assist technology designed to help people walk, bike or just tote luggage around, and now we've for the Human Grasp Assist aka Robo-Glove. Under development from GM and NASA, the project takes inspiration from technology designed to give Robonaut 2 a hand capable of using tools...
NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

Picture of the Day: The Aurora Borealis From Space

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Solar storms in late January have resulted in particularly dramatic northern lights recently, as captured in the above photograph taken by the astronauts on board the International Space Station. At the time, the space station was located over south-central Nebraska, and the angle of the picture points to the...
Picture of the Day: The Aurora Borealis From Space

The Holy Cosmos: The New Religion of Space Exploration

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Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are high priests, astronauts are like saints that ascend into heaven, and extraterrestrials are as gods -- benevolent, wise, and capable of manipulating space and time....
The Holy Cosmos: The New Religion of Space Exploration

Congress, NASA agree to thin out commercial spaceflight partners for 'space taxi' program

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Congress has twisted NASA's arm on a new deal for the "Commercial Crew Program," designed to get private spaceflight companies to ferry astronauts into space. Senator Frank Wolf wants NASA to scale back its grants to four companies: SpaceX, Boeing, Blue Origin and Sierra Nevada down to two, while...
Congress, NASA agree to thin out commercial spaceflight partners for 'space taxi' program
Mars One to begin accepting astronaut video applications in the next 4 months

China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway

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State news agency Xinhua is reporting that China is planning to launch a manned spacecraft later this month. A Shenzhou-9 capsule and rocket are already in place, and when it launches it'll manually dock with the nation's space station: Tiangong-1. The nation is moving quickly to capitalize on its...
China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway

Surgery on Mars: Headset could let astronauts wield scalpel

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The European Space Agency is testing an augmented-reality setup that could one day let nonsurgeon astronauts perform surgery. The device could also be used in remote locations on Earth, and by emergency responders....
Surgery on Mars: Headset could let astronauts wield scalpel
Non-profit wants to launch deep space telescope to protect humanity from dangerous asteroids

Clouds ruin GeoEye's satellite image of inauguration

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Hoping to see a space shot of President Barack Obama's inauguration? Unfortunately, the weather ruined any opportunity at a good image, but astronauts snapped some relevant pictures to whet your whistle. [Read more]...
Clouds ruin GeoEye's satellite image of inauguration
NASA to deliver commercial space flight program progress update today at 2PM ET

NASA budget includes plan to capture and redirect asteroid into Earth orbit

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NASA's proposed $17.7 billion budget includes plans to capture and redirect an asteroid into orbit around Earth so astronauts can study it....
NASA budget includes plan to capture and redirect asteroid into Earth orbit

The Apollo 11 Landing Site Superimposed on a Baseball Diamond

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Our moon landing may have been grand, but our astronauts did not go far....
The Apollo 11 Landing Site Superimposed on a Baseball Diamond

Mt. Etna Erupted, and Astronauts Were There to Take Pictures

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Earth's fires, captured from space...
Mt. Etna Erupted, and Astronauts Were There to Take Pictures
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