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Pictures of the Week: Twitter, tech masterpieces, and training for space (slideshow)

Twitter goes public, India goes to Mars, and now you can train to be a space tourist -- these are the best pictures from the week in technology.

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James Martin
James Martin is the Managing Editor of Photography at CNET. His photos capture technology's impact on society - from the widening wealth gap in San Francisco, to the European refugee crisis and Rwanda's efforts to improve health care. From the technology pioneers of Google and Facebook, photographing Apple's Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, to the most groundbreaking launches at Apple and NASA, his is a dream job for any documentary photography and journalist with a love for technology. Exhibited widely, syndicated and reprinted thousands of times over the years, James follows the people and places behind the technology changing our world, bringing their stories and ideas to life.
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1 of 7 Indian Space Research Association

India goes to Mars

The Indian Space Research Association this week launched the Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft from the Satish Dhawan Spacte Centre SHAR in Sriharikota, India.
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2 of 7 Nastar Center

Train to be a space tourist

With commercial space flight on the horizon, a Pennsylvania training center offers would-be astronauts a chance to experience the rigors of blasting off.
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3 of 7 Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Twitter goes public

Twitter went public on Thursday with its IPO price set at $26 a share. The company's shares opened just before 8 a.m. PT on Thursday at $45.10 and held strong throughout the day. Twitter hit a high of $50.09 on Thursday before closing the day at $44.90.
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4 of 7 Kim Dong-Kyu

Modern tech in classical masterpieces

A project called "Art x Smart" is injecting famous works of art with a dose of 21st-century technology.
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5 of 7 Benedetto Bufalino

Insta-Ferrari

Artist Benedetto Bufalino created an ultra-budget red supercar from humble materials like cardboard and foil.
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6 of 7 NASA/JPL-Caltech

New species of microbe thrives in spacecraft clean rooms

An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.
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7 of 7 Screenshot by Wayne Cunningham/CNET

More Model S fires

Tesla's Model S, which the company's Web site touts as "the safest car in America," has sustained its third fire in six weeks. Tesla said the most recent Model S blaze resulted from an accident involving a trailer. Investigators are now traveling to the site to uncover further details.

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