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It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too
It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too
When President John F. Kennedy announced the launch of the space program in 1961, he used these words: "I believe the nation should commit...

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Former NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao Weighs In On Spacewalking In 'Gravity' Movie
Former NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao Weighs In On Spacewalking In 'Gravity' Movie
The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut.
Leroy Chiao, a former commander of the...

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Here's A View Of The Sochi Winter Olympics Only Astronauts Can Get (PHOTOS)
Here's A View Of The Sochi Winter Olympics Only Astronauts Can Get (PHOTOS)
Here's a view of the Olympics only the astronauts can get.
New satellite imagery shows the sprawling sporting venues and slopes that will host...

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Mercury Craters Named After John Lennon, Nine Other Famous Artists (PHOTOS)
Mercury Craters Named After John Lennon, Nine Other Famous Artists (PHOTOS)
Imagine John Lennon on Mercury. It isn’t hard to do—at least it wasn’t hard for the folks tasked with giving names to craters on...

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Olympic Torch, Space Station Crew Return To Earth Tonight (LIVESTREAM)
Olympic Torch, Space Station Crew Return To Earth Tonight (LIVESTREAM)
A Russian Soyuz space capsule will bring the Olympic torch and three residents of the International Space Station back to Earth tonight (Nov. 10) and...

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ISS Astronaut Karen Nyberg Shows She Can Move Her Body Using Single Hair (VIDEO)
It's a lot easier to move in microgravity than in the 1G environment on Earth. In fact, in microgravity a single hair can be used to propel your...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Hosts 'Defending Earth From Asteroids' Discussion (LIVESTREAM)
Somewhere out there in the cosmos, odds are there's a big asteroid with our name on it—one that threatens not just to give Earth a close...

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'Gravity' Helps Spotlight Worst Real-World Space Disasters
'Gravity' Helps Spotlight Worst Real-World Space Disasters
In the space thriller "Gravity," audiences witness the terrifying prospect of an astronaut adrift in space. The film, which set an...

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Virgin Galactic, NBC To Launch 'Space Race' Reality TV Show
Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room.  A new reality TV show picked up by...

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Has the U.S. Finally Dug a Hole it Can’t Climb Out Of!
The 50’s and 60’s were a great time for young American’s; great feats in science and engineering were an everyday occurrence. From new chemicals & plastics and color TV to polio vaccine and the Pièce de résistance man in space, we were witnessing Sci-Fi up close and...

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