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Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

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The Orion capsule is poised to make its first test flight Thursday. If all goes as planned, the unmanned vehicle will orbit Earth twice before splashing into the Pacific Ocean. Kim Shiflett/NASA hide caption

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NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

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International Space Station Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore holds up the first object made in space with 3-D printing on Nov. 25. NASA hide caption

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To Boldly Go Where No 3-D Printer Has Gone Before: Yep, Space

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A member of the Indian security force keeps watch over a launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe at the Indian Space Research Organization facility, in Sriharikota, in 2013. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

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