US Air Force Launches 3 'Space Neighborhood Watch' Satellites
Air Force Launches AFSPC4 Mission
July 28th, 2014
The three spacecraft — two of which are fully operational and one of which is an experimental satellite — blasted off today (July 28) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket.
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Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit Coming to NYC's Intrepid Museum
Hubble Space Telescope in Orbit
July 28th, 2014
This fall, the New York City home of NASA's space shuttle Enterprise will focus its attention on another big piece of space history: the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch it Live Online
Delta Aquarid Meteor Over Yellowstone National Park
July 28th, 2014
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday, and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online tonight.
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Saturn's Moon Titan Sheds Light on Hazy Alien Planets
Sunset on Titan
July 28th, 2014
By peering into the haze of Saturn's huge moon Titan, scientists could learn more about how the atmospheres of alien worlds behave.
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World View to Loft Experiments on Balloon Test Flights This Year
A view from 120,000 feet
July 28th, 2014
Arizona-based World View, which aims to loft passengers to the stratosphere by late 2016, will start launching research and education payloads on its unmanned test flights later this year, company officials said.
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Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People
Icarus Construct Illustration
July 28th, 2014
The founding population of an interstellar colony should consist of 20,000 to 40,000 people, one expert says. Such a large group would possess a great deal of genetic and demographic diversity, giving the settlement the best chance of survival.
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NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record
Opportunity's Journey Exceeds 25 Miles
July 28th, 2014
As of Sunday (July 27), Opportunity had traveled a total of 25.01 miles on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The record had been held by the Soviet Union's remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles on the moon in 1973.
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Russia Restores Contact with Gecko-Filled Space Capsule
A photo of a gecko
July 28th, 2014
Russian space officials say they've re-established contact with a capsule carrying geckos on a mission to mate in orbit. The spacecraft was feared to be in trouble after it stopped responding to commands from the ground.
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