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China's President Xi Wants More Military Use of Space: Report
China's Shijian 11-06 Satellite Launch
April 15th, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly asked his nation's air force to hasten its integration of air and space capabilities. Some of the Chinese media framed Xi's request as a response to actions by the United States and other world powers.
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Astronauts to Grow Lettuce in Space with NASA Veggie Farm
A prototype version of Veggie with red romaine lettuce plants growing inside of it.
April 13th, 2014
Astronauts longing for fresh lettuce in orbit will soon have the chance to grow it for themselves: NASA is sending a mini-farm into space. The next SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station will deliver the Veggie experimental farm.
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Project LIGO: How Lasers Could Reveal Glimpses of Gravitational Waves
Aerial View of LIGO
April 11th, 2014
The ripples from violent cosmic collisions can be felt far across the universe, and thanks to a new, sensitive detector expected to start collecting data next year, scientists might be able to see evidence of those ripples from Earth for the first time.
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NASA Space Apps 'Hackathon' Draws Future Tech Trailblazers
Space Apps Challenge NYC
April 12th, 2014
On the 17th floor of a building here in the heart of midtown Manhattan, more than 100 computer programmers, software engineers and graphic designers have gathered to take part in NASA's third annual International Space Apps Challenge.
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Why Entrepreneurs and Citizen Scientists Hold the Key to Saving the World
This map shows the locations for the International Space Apps Challenge, a two-day competition in nearly 100 cities on six continents. The 2014 International Space Apps Challenge mainstage will be in New York City.
April 9th, 2014
Crowdsourced space apps may find the solutions to some of the planet's most challenging problems.
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NASA Space App 'Hackathon' Launches in NYC This Weekend
This map shows the locations for the International Space Apps Challenge, a two-day competition in nearly 100 cities on six continents. The 2014 International Space Apps Challenge mainstage will be in New York City.
April 11th, 2014
NASA is hosting its third annual International Space Apps Challenge this weekend, a global hackathon-type event that pits teams against one another in a fun contest to come up with solutions to address real needs on Earth and in space.
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Space History Photo: Impact Landing Dynamics Facility Crash Test
space history, nasa, crash tests
April 10th, 2014
The Lunar Landing Research Facility was transformed into a site to conduct crash testing of full-scale aircraft.
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