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What Space Camp is like when you go as a grown-up

The Orion MultiPurpose Crew Vehicle is designed to take America back to the Moon, and possibly further. It is being built by NASA and the ESA at a total projected cost of more than $20 billion.  Some personal news: I've been chosen as
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On election day, even astronauts in space get to cast their vote

For most U.S. voters, living or working far from home isn't a barrier to voting on election day. That's what absentee ballots are for. But what if you work someplace really far away, like say... outer space? American astronauts get to vote just like
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Turbulent video shows the moment a Russian rocket failed, sending two astronauts back to Earth

The Russian space agency Roscosmos released footage of the nearly-disastrous rocket launch that imperiled the lives of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin on October 11. While the video is dramatic, it also proved the
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Darth Vader and Elvis spotted on the International Space Station

Some 250 miles above Earth, the Halloween spirit is in impressive, weightless form. After spending 147 days in space, the three crewmembers currently aboard the International Space Station decided to have a little Halloween fun, high above the
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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is dead. Long live Kepler.

All good things must come to an end, on Earth and even in space.  NASA announced on Tuesday that the Kepler mission — which has transformed how we understand planets outside of our solar system — is officially over. According to the
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These Halloween pumpkins carved by NASA engineers are out of this world

Most of us would come at a Halloween pumpkin simply with a sharp knife and a will to succeed. Others would come equipped with NASA-level engineering skills. Every year, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
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Snag an origami-style smartphone stand on sale for 40% off

Originating in ancient Japan as a ceremonial practice based on paper's status as a luxury good, the art of origami, or paper folding, has recently given way to a host of technological breakthroughs. In 2015, MIT researchers debuted a teeny,
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The Ghost Nebula glows in new photo just in time for a spooky Halloween

Nearly 550 light-years away lies the Ghost Nebula, which haunts the constellation Cassiopeia like a shadow.  Named after a vain queen in Greek Mythology, the constellation Cassiopeia forms a highly-recognizable 'W' in the sky, with gigantic
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That rectangular iceberg NASA found is weird as hell, and it's not the only one

Flying 1,500 feet above the Antarctic coast, NASA scientists recently passed over a bizarrely straight-edged rectangular iceberg and snapped a picture of the floating slab.  While an intriguing image for the many of us who don't take aerial
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Photos taken after Russian rocket failure prove that human spaceflight is never routine

I never want to understand the kind of fear that the families of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin experienced in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  Both crewmembers were aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket bound

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