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Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life

NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice -- and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.

By November 29, 2014

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Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

A series of 3D-printed garments is inspired by space travel, symbiosis and the medieval astronomers of the Middle East.

By December 11, 2014

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Orion spacecraft makes first test flight, in a small step toward Mars

NASA's four-hour trial run was designed to test equipment that may one day carry humans to an asteroid and eventually to the Red Planet.

By December 5, 2014

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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By November 18, 2014

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Engine failure suspected in explosion of unmanned rocket

Company tasked with resupplying the International Space Station says it may replace the decades-old, Soviet-made engines for future launches.

By November 5, 2014

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Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.

By October 13, 2014

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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 October 28, 2014

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Bezos Expeditions recovers pieces of Apollo 11 rockets

Amazon honcho Jeff Bezos sent a crew into the Atlantic Ocean to haul up engines from the mission that landed the first humans on the moon. Here's what they brought back.

By March 20, 2013

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Bezos Expeditions Apollo 11 engine recovery (pictures)

A crew funded by Amazon's billionaire founder and CEO recovers significant pieces of the engines that powered the Apollo 11 mission that put the first humans on the moon.

8 Images By March 20, 2013

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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 October 22, 2014