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Watch Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From the Edge of Space

In case you completely avoided all contact with the internet yesterday, Felix Baumgartner’s jump from 128,100 feet about Earth was a success.

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Red Bull Stratos Jump Postponed – Set For Tomorrow [VIDEO]

With winds in Roswell, New Mexico blowing in from the north at 8.5 MPH the Red Bull Stratos jump by Felix Baumgartner, slated for today, will have to be postponed.

101 9 KING FM Radio meteorologist Don Day recently said that any winds over 2 MPH could cause de

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Best Dad Ever Sends Toy Train Into Space [VIDEO]

We assumed this guy was the world’s worst dad for taking his son’s favorite toy and launching it into space. But it turns out he could track it using GPS so that it wouldn’t be lost forever, and he is actually the coolest dad on earth because now his kid has a video of his train in space

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So…I Wanted To Be A Spaceman, That’s What I Wanted To Be! [Video]

I missed my chance, but YOU have a chance right now because NASA is accepting applications for aeronautics scholarships!

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Mars landscape featuring Mount Sharp captured by Curiosity rover 2012 (NASA/Getty)
Mars landscape featuring Mount Sharp captured by Curiosity rover 2012 (NASA/Getty)
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Mars Discovery! Two Types of Snow Fall on the Red Planet

Scientists might have to start working on a sled instead of a rover for the next trip to Mars.

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected carbon dioxide snow falling on the Red Planet, making Mars the only body in the solar system known to host this weird weather phenomenon.

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Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)
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After 35 Years, Voyagers Heading to Unknown Space

Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)Have you ever wondered what lies beyond our Solar System?

The longest-operating spacecraft in NASA history are about to leave our Solar System.
Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of Voyager1's launch to Jupiter and Saturn, it is now more than 11 billion miles from the sun.

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Do You Support a Manned Flight to Mars? — Survey of the Day

Mars is in the news these days thanks to the Curiosity rover which recently landed on the red planet. The goal of the six-wheeled robot is to find signs of life on Mars, and NASA also hopes that its 23 month mission will increase public awareness of the space program.

But will it rekindle interest in sending a manned mission to Mars?

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NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 5 – Neil Armstrong, Loni Anderson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Neil Armstrong
Age: 82
Occupation: Astronaut
Known For: Being the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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High Park Fire Seen From Space Station (NASA/Getty)
High Park Fire Seen From Space Station (NASA/Getty)
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Space Station Crew Snaps Photos of Western Wildfires

Have you seen how big the western wildfires look from space?

NASA recently released photos of some of the fires burning in the western United States and they really put into perspective just how large some of them are.

The wetter weather this last

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Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
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Russian Capsule Brings Three Crew Members Back to Earth

A Russian space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew landed safely Sunday, July 1, on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan ending their 191-day mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz capsule performed a perfect upright textbook landing and Russian space officials quickly surrounded the space craft and erected ladders to begin pulling the crew members out.

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Last Transit Of Venus Across The Sun Seen From Southern California
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The Summer Solstice Is Here – Summer Officially Begins!

The Summer Solstice is here, what are your plans to celebrate?  This is the longest day of sunlight all year! 

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