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Space History Photo: Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor Space 

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor, while most often flown as a photo chase aircraft, has performed research itself, notably with a laminar flow gloved wing. The aircraft, seen here in June of 1978,...

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Chinese Rocket Engine Test a Big Step for Space Station Project Space 

China has successfully test-fired the rocket engine that will power the next-generation heavy-lift booster, the Long March 5, that will help drive the country's space exploration into the final frontier. The new rocket engine is closely tied...

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Planetary Resources Raises $1.5M for Crowdfunded Space Telescope Space 

WASHINGTON — Aspirant asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources raised more than $1.5 million in 33 days to launch a small space telescope into low Earth orbit in 2015, setting the stage for thousands of people to photograph asteroids, stars...

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Moon Has Close Encounters with Planets, Star This Month: How to See It Space 

If you only glance at the sky now and then, you may think it's pretty much the same every night. Regular sky watchers know better, and are aware of the constant changes the sky undergoes. Take the moon, for example. Although most people know...

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Student Team Set for Zero-Gravity Fire Experiment on NASA 'Vomit Comet' Space 

A team of university students is counting down toward the ultimate science ride, a weightless flight aboard a modified NASA jet to see just how certain fires burn in zero gravity. The experiment, led by engineering undergraduate Sam Avery of the...

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Superman's Origins Possibly Born from Star Explosion Space 

NEW YORK — One of the brightest stellar explosions of the 20th century may have inspired Superman's origin story, one scholar says. Nova Herculis — the cataclysmic explosion in the constellation Hercules that captivated the public...

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Sun's 2013 Solar Activity Peak Is Weakest in 100 Years Space 

Though the sun is currently in the peak year of its 11-year solar weather cycle, our closest star has been rather quietover all, scientists say. This year's solar maximum is shaping up to be the weakest in 100 years and the next one could be...

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Space History Photo: Endeavour Nears Splashdown Space 

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Apollo 15 Command Module "Endeavour", with Astronauts David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden and James B. Irwin aboard, nears a safe touchdown in the mid-Pacific Ocean to end their lunar...

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NASA's Quest for Green Rocket Fuel Passes Big Test Space 

For decades, NASA has relied on an efficient but highly toxic fuel known as hydrazine to power satellites and manned spacecraft. Now the agency is laying the groundwork to replace that propellant with a safer, cleaner alternative. NASA's Green...

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Sci-Fi Film 'Europa Report' Uses Science to Show Space Travel Perils Space 

The new science fiction movie "Europa Report" is billed by some admirers as one of the most accurate depictions of human spaceflight ever put on film, and that realism is no accident. Screenwriters, expert consultants, actors and others...

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