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Astronaut's-eye view of Orion re-entry is hot, hot, hot

A NASA video shows what an astronaut would experience catching a ride on Orion as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere.

By December 22, 2014

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Latest fireball in night sky actually a Chinese rocket

Meteors captured on video as fireballs lighting up the night sky are becoming more common thanks to ubiquitous smartphones. Except this one was no space rock.

By February 25, 2015

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SpaceX's X-wing rocket to attempt pinpoint landing on floating sea platform

The mission may be like "trying to balance a rubber broomstick on your hand in the middle of a wind storm," but SpaceX could make rocket history. If it can get this rocket off the ground.

By January 5, 2015

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Lock Chrome when you step away from your computer

A Chrome setting lets you password-protect the browser and provides guest access.

By July 10, 2014

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to ISS

After numerous delays, the space transport company sends its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft into orbit to carry cargo to the International Space Station. Next up: get that rocket back.

By April 18, 2014

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Meteorite whizzes by skydiver, gets caught on tape

A Norwegian skydiver appears to have an extremely close call with a falling meteorite, which fortunately wasn't on fire at the time.

By April 4, 2014

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NASA balks at billionaire's request for Mars mission aid

First "space tourist" Dennis Tito asks agency to chip in with some new rockets and cash for a 2017 manned mission. NASA says thanks, but no thanks.

By November 21, 2013

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'Space Ferrari' crashes to Earth; more space junk coming soon

A one-ton European satellite makes a fiery return to Earth somewhere between the South Pole and...the North Pole.

By November 10, 2013

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Learning to fly: Future space tourists train like fighter pilots

With commercial space flight on the horizon, a Pennsylvania training center offers would-be astronauts a chance to experience the rigors of blasting off. CNET sister site SmartPlanet investigates.

By November 4, 2013

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Heads up! 'Space Ferrari' set to fall back to Earth

A European gravity-mapping satellite will soon go out in a blaze of glory, which could be coming to an ocean or field (and hopefully nowhere else) near you.

By September 25, 2013