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NASA: Fifty Years Ago John Glenn Went Into Orbit (video)

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Fifty years ago this month -- on Feb. 20, 1962, to be exact -- John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. NASA posted a commemorative video and a lot of other material on its site.
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NASA: Ruining the End of the World As We Know It

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NASA is ruining the end of the world for Dino Londis, and here's what doomsday December 21, 2012 means to the Mayans, mobile tech users and his mother. It's the end of the world as the Doomsdayers know it, and Dino feels fine.
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Meteor Shower: 2012 Quatrantids To Fire Up the Skies January 4

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Photo courtesy: NASAOn January 4, those of us who stay up late in the Northern Hemisphere will stand an excellent chance of seeing the rare and beautiful Quatrantids meteor shower in clear skies above. When? Where? Here are the details.
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NASA: Building A Comet Spearing Spaceship, Harpoon Included (Video)

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NASA is building a harpoon-bearing spaceship, which it hopes will spear and take samples from the nuclei of passing comets. Osiris Rex is scheduled to take off in 2016. Spearing moving comets isn't easy, but someone's got to do it. Amazing video on the NASA project via YouTube, above.
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Mars: NASA Mars Science Lab Takes Off

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Of course, they should not be going to Mars. Please. They should be going to the moon, Europa, where water perhaps resides. But there goes democracy and bureaucracy. Suffer the fools if you can. Photo credit: NASA
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NASA: Giant Pulsar Pounds Out 100K Star Cluster’s Gamma Rays (Science)

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Courtesy: NASA, Science, Arstechnica 100,000-star cluster's gamma rays come from a single energetic pulsar By John Timmer (arstechnica) Image credit: NASA Pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars, with magnetic fields that accelerate particles as they rotate. These particles then emit radiation as they lose energy, creating the bright periodic flashes that characterize a pulsar. These […]
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Evadot Podcast #84 – So you want to launch your own space hardware eh? Psst. you can!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:58 — 14.6MB) Guests: Will Baird Project Website: TeamPhoenicia.org Will is the team leader of a team competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE. They are passionate about creating a vibrant space industry and are putting together two exciting seminars in the coming weeks to help kickstart […]
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