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Vice President Pence speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council last week in Chantilly, Va. Pence and President Trump have pushed hard for the establishment of a separate Space Force — and they hope the revival of U.S. Space Command will help get them there. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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What Satellite Imagery Can Tell Us About The Fires Burning In The Amazon

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Stars Are Aligning For New Military Service Focused On Space

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A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying a U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center mission launched Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Walter Scriptunas II/Courtesy United Launch Alliance hide caption

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Thousands Of Tardigrades Are Stranded On The Moon After A Failed Lunar Mission

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One of the 54 steerable dishes that make up much of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile's Atacama Desert. This one is 39 feet in diameter. Kathy Hudson/Hudson Works hide caption

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Chile And Telescopes Are A Match Made In Heaven

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Ask Cokie: The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11

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In Alabama, Huntsville Continues To Play A Large Role In NASA's Exploration Efforts

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope under construction on Cerro Pachón in Chile Joe Palca/NPR hide caption

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New Telescope Promises To Revolutionize Astronomy

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Chris Kraft, Architect Of NASA's Mission Control, Dies At Age Of 95

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NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft in the old mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. This original mission control of the Apollo era is a national historic landmark. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Chris Kraft, One Of The Architects Of The U.S. Space Program, Dies At 95

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Through a webcast, a man at New Delhi's Nehru Planetarium takes pictures of the liftoff of the Indian Space Research Organization's unmanned spacecraft, launched Monday on a mission to the far side of the moon. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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As NASA's Apollo Space Program Grew, Alabama Was Pressured To Desegregate

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Some of the space food that was scheduled to be carried on the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission included (from left to right): chicken and vegetables, beef hash, and beef and gravy. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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