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SpaceX Moves To Launch First-Ever Private Mission To The Moon

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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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Astronomers Find 7 Potentially Habitable Planets

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Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors

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Eric Haseltine: Can The Past Guide Us To Future Scientific Breakthroughs?

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Mae Jemison addresses congressional representatives and distinguished guests at Bayer's Making Science Make Sense 20th anniversary celebration in 2015. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Bayer Making Science Make Sense hide caption

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After Making History In Space, Mae Jemison Works To Prime Future Scientists

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This artist's rendering shows what one of the seven planets, TRAPPIST-1f, might look like. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star

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The Apollo 11 command module Columbia sits in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar in Virginia, where it is undergoing conservation. Dane Penland/National Air and Space Museum/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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This is what failed to happen on Wednesday morning. In this image from April 17, 2015, a robotic arm on the International Space Station grasps a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship during docking. NASA/AP hide caption

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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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Why NASA Is Exploring An Alien World In Antarctica

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An artist's concept shows the WISE spacecraft in its orbit around Earth. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Have Spare Time? Try To Discover A Planet

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