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"It's not just about making one German astronaut happy with fresh bread," Marcu explains. "There's really a deeper meaning to bread in space." Above, a photo illustration of bread in space. NASA/ Bake in Space GmbH hide caption

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this image from the International Space Station and posted it on Sept. 28, 2014, writing: "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange," according to NASA's website. Reid Wiseman/NASA hide caption

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Trent Barton, a volunteer for the study looking at pressure inside the brain during space flights. Courtesy of David Ham hide caption

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Doctor Launches Vision Quest To Help Astronauts' Eyeballs

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SpaceX says its Falcon Heavy rocket, shown here in an artist's rendering, will be used in the mission to the moon. SpaceX hide caption

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SpaceX Announces Plans To Send Two Customers To The Moon

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits on the launch pad Saturday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX scrubbed the Saturday launch due to a technical issue. The company is tried again — and succeeded — on Sunday. Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists used the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array near Socorro, N.M., to detect fast radio bursts. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Portrait Of U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. in 1998, when he served as Payload Specialist For Space Shuttle Sts-95. NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95

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Visitors stand beside a model of the Tiangong-1 space lab in 2010, at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China. The real Tiangong-1 was launched into space in 2011 and will be returning to Earth next year — with some observers speculating China has lost control over the spacecraft. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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