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Samsung’s moon-hopping VR experience in NYC is like space camp for adults

For the next year, Samsung will let you simulate walking on the moon, thanks to the Gear VR, Galaxy S9 Plus, and a complicated harness system that was developed in partnership with NASA.
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NASA wants help coming up with ways to get rid of astronauts’ space trash

NASA is looking for outside organizations to help it come up withnew ways to dispose of astronauts' garbage for space missions. It's space exploration for the crowdsourcing generation!
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Airbus to build Mars rover to get first soil samples back to Earth

Getting soil samples from Mars to Earth will give scientists a chance to learn a lot more about the red planet. A project to do this has taken a big step forward after Airbus agreed to build a rover to help retrieve the samples.
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Get your Sagan on with 60 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

Few things instill a sense of wonder quite like the final frontier. The best space photos show off the beauty of Earth, our solar system, and the far corners of the universe. Here are our current favorites.
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A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it

A two-ton rock from the depths of space just plunged into the Pacific Ocean, and researchers want to find it. Fortunately, an oceanic research vessel is nearby, and it’s ready to deploy its high-tech array to aid in the search.
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NASA (again) delays launch of the world’s most powerful telescope

Now scheduled to launch in 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful telescope in existence, replacing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, capturing infrared light from the first galaxies of the ancient universe.
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Avoiding armageddon: U.S. reveals plans to counter killer asteroids

Although the possibility of such a catastrophic event is very small, a new report outlines some of the steps that government agencies can take to prepare for the possibility of an apocalyptic collision with an asteroid or comet.
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Astronomers make huge exoplanet discovery haul in record time

An international group of scientists reported that dozens of planetary candidates have been identified by measuring light fluctuations using K2, the mission that followed up NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.
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While we worry about the Opportunity rover, Curiosity is taking (great) selfies

A massive dust storm that is about the size of our continent has shrouded Mars and covered Opportunity for the last seven days. Not only is much of the planet in the dark, but so too is Earth about Opportunity's whereabouts.
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Astronauts install hi-def docking cameras for Crew Dragon, Starliner capsules

In preparation for the commercial crewed modules that will arrive at the International Space Station soon, astronauts took a lengthy spacewalk to install some crucial equipment to the docking module.
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Mars rover Curiosity finds the building blocks of life on the red planet

It's been six years since the Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet, and now, the space vehicle has some news. NASA published papers detailing how Curiosity found compounds that are the building blocks of life.
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These astronauts will whiz around Earth 34 times before reaching space station

Three astronauts will whiz around Earth 34 times before reaching the space station on Friday, June 8. It usually requires far fewer orbits, but positioning requirements mean it's going to take a little longer this time.
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Take a VR journey to an exoplanet with NASA’s new ‘Travel Bureau’

Humans won't visit alien planets beyond our solar system for many decades, but NASA has provided the next best thing -- an interactive VR visualization of what you might see if you were standing on the surface of a faraway world.
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SpaceX nails another launch, but fails to catch the fairing

While SpaceX has a pretty good track record for recovering first-stage rocket boosters, it has yet to perfect the fairing recovery process. Catching a fairing (the "nose cone" of the rocket) is completely different than landing a booster.
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NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth — and possibly extraterrestrial life. Here's everything you need to know about the satellite.
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NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

A routine calibration test on NASA's exoplanet mission has produced a stunning image, capturing more than 200,000 stars in the southern sky. Future images will provide even more details as we search for signs of alien life.
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Watch a NASA astronaut get stumped over how to use a GoPro

When a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station went outside to check the spacecraft, he couldn't use a GoPro video camera. In conversation with Mission Control, the astronaut showed he needs more practice with GoPros.
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Drone helicopter testing on Mars 2020 rover mission could have huge payback

NASA has revealed that the Mars 2020 mission will include a remote-control "marscopter" along with the rover. If the tests of the tiny dual-rotor helicopter are successful, it will be the first atmospheric flight on another planet.