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Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

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18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

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Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA

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For Mars Missions, Sending More Women Might Make Economical Sense

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Google vice president Alan Eustace is lifted by a balloon into the stratosphere, in a record-breaking skydive over New Mexico Friday. Paragon Space Development Corporation/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells of rotten eggs, drunk people and horses. ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM hide caption

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

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NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

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In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'

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13-Year-Old Girl Is Determined To Be The First Person On Mars

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