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Unmanned rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

An Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket laden with supplies for the ISS suffers a fiery first-stage engine failure before falling and exploding at a NASA flight facility.

By 29 October 2014

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This is how NASA banishes body odors in space

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.

By 23 October 2014

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With Inbox, Google dares to be different

The bold, new interface to Gmail likely will confuse and alienate a lot of people. But somebody needs to give us a better way to handle email overload.

By 24 October 2014

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Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights

Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.

By 20 October 2014

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By 18 October 2014

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Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.

By 18 October 2014

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Better than air guitar! Now you can conduct the music on your phone

A new app called BrainWave claims to be the first to allow you to control your Spotify and Pandora music with hand gestures. You've always wanted that, right?

By 10 October 2014

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NASA's giant vibrating table: Like Magic Fingers for spacecraft tests

NASA is shaking things up in its preparations for future manned space flights with a 55,000-pound table designed to replicate the forces of a rocket during launch.

By 7 October 2014

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Making the long trip to Mars? Let NASA put you in a deep sleep

NASA's looking for innovative ways to get a manned crew safely to the Red Planet. Could deep sleep hold the key to success?

By 7 October 2014

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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By 4 October 2014