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DailyDirt: Space Food For Thought

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With more manned space missions planned (both governmental and commercial), the menus for astronauts could be expanding -- especially for passengers of Virgin Galactic flights who might expect more than a bag of peanuts for their tickets. Here are just a few items that have already made it onto space...
DailyDirt: Space Food For Thought

NASA's Curiosity rover confirms that life could've survived on Mars

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Just 200 days into its primary mission, NASA's Curiosity rover has confirmed that Mars could've once supported life. We now know that Mars, once upon a time, was a lot like Earth and could've supported ancient microbes....
NASA's Curiosity rover confirms that life could've survived on Mars

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope continues mission

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NASA's space hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope, has wrapped up its prime mission and is moving into an extended four-year plan to continue searching for other worlds....
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope continues mission

Montana kids win contest, choose first GRAIL photos of the moon

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Fourth grade students from Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman, Montana won the contest to rename two NASA spacecrafts. Their prize? The right to choose which parts of the moon the NASA ships would photograph. The images they chose have now been made available by the space agency. In...
Montana kids win contest, choose first GRAIL photos of the moon

NASA says Curiosity rover finds evidence of water on Mars

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Less than two months into its mission, NASA scientist say the Curiosity rover has found evidence of a "vigorous" thousand-year water flow on the surface of Mars....
NASA says Curiosity rover finds evidence of water on Mars
NASA reveals Orion capsule, set for eventual Mars mission

NASA's Mars rover gets Thanksgiving mission

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NASA's rover Curiosity will be spending the next several days using the camera on its mast in a search for the next route to travel on Mars....
NASA's Mars rover gets Thanksgiving mission

Pour some regolith on me! Curiosity's first scoopful of Mars [video]

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The above video is another extraterrestrial first: Curiosity’s very first collection of Martian regolith via its robotic arm’s scooper, as seen from the rover’s mast camera. “Here’s the scoop: I like my regolith shaken!” the rover’s social media team tweeted of the clip, which shows the scoop full of...
Pour some regolith on me! Curiosity's first scoopful of Mars [video]
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