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All Eyes Will Be On Comet Siding Spring Sunday

Oct 19, 14 All Eyes Will Be On Comet Siding Spring Sunday

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Comet Siding Spring will pass incredibly close to Mars Sunday and NASA will have a front-row seat. NASA's fleet of rovers, orbiters and telescopes will observe the comet in great detail, providing new insights into the behavior of a comet as well as the history of the universe.

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Battle For “Space Taxi” Contracts Gets Heated

Oct 17, 14 Battle For “Space Taxi” Contracts Gets Heated

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The 65th International Astronautical Congress held in Toronto recently ended, but not without controversy. The September 29th to October 3rd event came in the aftermath of a mid-September announcement from NASA of the winners of funding from the space agency to develop “space taxis” to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station.

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9 Weird Space And Science Truths

There is a lot that we do not yet know about our universe. We always strive to learn and understand all that we encounte,r but sometimes what we find out is not quite what we expected. Other times, it's just plain weird. Considering the approach of Halloween, let's embrace the weird for a bit and look at nine of the weirdest truths about our universe, our world and science.

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How Does NASA Manage Odor Inside The ISS?

Oct 13, 14 How Does NASA Manage Odor Inside The ISS?

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This answer comes from Robert Frost, instructor/engineer in the Mission Operations Directorate. "Odors can result from equipment off-gassing, crew metabolic processes, food, experiments, and returning EVA crew members. 216 such contaminants have been identified and designed for...."

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Low-Cost Space Travel From A Chinese Startup? Soon, Maybe

Oct 10, 14 Low-Cost Space Travel From A Chinese Startup? Soon, Maybe

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A company in China is planning to offer a low-cost near-space tourism service that would send people roughly 40 kilometers, or nearly 25 miles, above the Earth. Space Vision, a Beijing-based startup, wants to offer a more affordable way to send people into space, or at least into near-space, using a specially designed high-altitude balloon, which will begin testing next summer.

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Should Astronauts Be Put Into ‘Deep Sleep’ When Sent To Mars?

Oct 09, 14 Should Astronauts Be Put Into ‘Deep Sleep’ When Sent To Mars?

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Now that the Mars Curiousity rover has reached the “Red Planet,” scientists are looking for ways that will get humans out there next. Of course, getting to Mars is a much more difficult and complicated feat than leaping over to the moon. This is why scientists are considering different avenues to make the trip a little more efficient.

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The Gear You’ll Need For A 21st Century Space Odyssey

Oct 05, 14 The Gear You’ll Need For A 21st Century Space Odyssey

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It’s been decades since the stars were in the Iron Curtain grip of two nations. And where the U.S. and former Soviet Union once held a hammer hold on the heavens, a large and expanding group of countries is now slinging people and hardware into space.

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NASA Combines Hip Hop And Physicis In LA Schools

Oct 04, 14 NASA Combines Hip Hop And Physicis In LA Schools

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NASA and Honeywell are inviting media to participate in the west coast kickoff of the 10th anniversary celebration of their FMA Live! Forces in Motion tour. The touring show will visit Los Angeles area schools the week of Oct. 5. The award-winning, action-packed show combines NASA content, hip-hop music, dancers, larger-than-life demonstrations and audience participation.

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NASA Mission Points To Origin Of “Ocean Of Storms” On Earth’s Moon

Oct 02, 14 NASA Mission Points To Origin Of “Ocean Of Storms” On Earth’s Moon

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Early theories suggested the craggy outline of a region of the moon's surface known as the Ocean of Storms was caused by an asteroid impact. If this theory had been correct, the basin it formed would be the largest asteroid impact basin on the moon. However, scientists studying GRAIL data believe they have found evidence the craggy outline is actually the result of the formation of ancient rift valleys.

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India Proves That Space Exploration Can Be A Low-Budget Affair

Sep 30, 14 India Proves That Space Exploration Can Be A Low-Budget Affair

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The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. In India, however, $74 million is all that's needed to send a satellite into orbit around Mars.

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