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Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet

The star closest to the Sun has a planet similar to the Earth. As announced yesterday, recent observations confirmed that this planet not only exists but inhabits a zone where its surface temperature could allow liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. 170 more words

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/25/2016

SpaceX (SpX)-9 Unberth: The crew packed critical items and egressed the vehicle in preparation for Dragon departure.  Dragon was unberthed from the ISS via ground commanding at 4 PM CDT today. 897 more words

NASA nears the end of its splashdown tests in Hampton for Mars craft

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA on Thursday conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars. 319 more words

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ISS passed August 26, 2016 at 08:38PM

From August 26, 2016 at 08:38PM, until August 26, 2016 at 08:48PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 573 seconds.

NASA has completed an important step in its quest to send a manned-mission to Mars and back, by simulating a water landing with a model Orion spacecraft. 445 more words

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SpaceX Dragon Heads Back To Earth With Station Science, Gear

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule is on its way back to Earth with a load of science experiments and gear. 153 more words

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