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Astronaut Jeanette Epps still can't tell us why NASA pulled her from historic space mission

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps should be in space right now. But instead, she's stuck on Earth. In January, NASA unexpectedly announced that Epps — who was set to become the first African-American astronaut to live aboard the International Space
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A woman sued NASA to keep a vial of moon dust. But is it really from the moon?

Bouncing across the moon’s bleak, gray surface, 12 astronauts gathered hundreds of pounds of moon rock between 1969 and 1972.  Sometimes, they lifted blocks as heavy as 25 pounds (in Earth weight) off the lunar surface. Other times, they
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Americans aren't sold on the idea of sending astronauts back to the moon

Interest in the final frontier isn’t going anywhere. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center surveyed more than 2,500 American adults, revealing that 70 percent of Americans believe it's essential for the United States to be at the
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Scott Kelly's DNA changed in space, but that doesn't mean what you think it means

If a flurry of news coverage is to be believed, a year in space can really wreak havoc on your DNA. According to some press reports this week, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by 7 percent because of the year he spent living above the planet
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Trump wants NASA astronauts back on the moon, but it won't happen while he's in office

The Trump administration is serious about sending robots and spacecraft back to the moon — although no NASA astronaut will set foot on the chalky lunar surface until after President Trump leaves office.  The White House released its
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6 things about space you won’t learn from the movies

From: holykaw.alltop.com   By: Josh Urich Via: twitter.com 6 things about space you won’t learn from the movies http://t.co/6AIPnF8tuiWhen you