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Man finds rock by river (it's a piece of space station Mir)

A Massachusetts man discovers a strange-looking green rock on the banks of the Merrimack River. He later discovers there's a reason it looks a bit unusual.

By June 15, 2013

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This is what the new Lego Minecraft kits will look like

The new Minecraft Lego kits aren't set to go on sale until November, but Russia-based franchise Lego retailer Mir Kubikov leaked the sets a bit early.

By October 9, 2014

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NBC reality show to launch real people into space

Oh, what's "The Amazing Race" when compared to the amazing "Space Race"? Reality TV producer Mark Burnett, in conjunction with Richard Branson, launches a show in which people compete to get on a Virgin Galactic flight.

By October 4, 2013

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Yes, we could build a real-world 'Elysium,' eventually

The film starring Matt Damon and a really, really big space station hits theaters this weekend. Crave's Eric Mack speaks to one of the folks behind humanity's biggest space station about how far off a real-world "Elysium" might be.

By August 9, 2013

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Retiring astronaut Hadfield calls 'Space Odyssey' most realistic sci-fi

Preparing to jettison from the Canadian Space Agency, Chris Hadfield reflects on Kubrick's epic film and his youth on a corn farm watching "Star Trek" reruns.

By June 10, 2013

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Year in space challenging but doable, astronaut says

Spending a full year in the cramped confines of the International Space Station poses psychological and physical challenges, but two crewmen set for launch in 2015 are ready to go.

By December 5, 2012

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Two space veterans named to yearlong station flight

To collect data on how the human body reacts and adapts to the space environment, a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will spend a full year aboard the International Space Station.

By November 26, 2012

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Very absentee ballots: How do astronauts vote?

The International Space Station zips around at 5 miles per second, 230 miles above Earth, but astronauts can still exercise their franchise.

By November 6, 2012

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Soyuz docks with space station, boosts crew back to six

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut, and a Japanese engineer -- all space veterans -- docked with the International Space Station early Tuesday after a flawless rendezvous.

By July 16, 2012

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Chinese crew returns to Earth after ambitious test flight

China's fourth manned space flight ended with a jarring touchdown in Inner Mongolia after a successful flight to test docking procedures and techniques needed for building a Mir-class space station later this decade.

By June 28, 2012