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'The Martian' Author Andy Weir Takes a Spin on NASA's Electric Rover
Author Andy Weir (left) takes a ride on NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle at the Johnson Space Center in Houston during Mars Week in April 2015.
May 8th, 2015
Andy Weir, author of the acclaimed novel 'The Martian,' stopped by NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston recently and took the new Modular Robotic Vehicle for a test ride. See the photos here.
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'The Universe in a Mirror' (US, 2008): Book Excerpt
The Hubble Space Telescope in Orbit
April 22nd, 2015
An excerpt from the book "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built it," demonstrates how the Hubble telescope transformed humanity's view of the universe.
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'The Orbital Perspective' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt
'The Orbital Perspective' by Garan
March 17th, 2015
NASA astronaut Ron Garan spent nearly 200 days in space, and now, he's written a book about his experiences.
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Astronaut Celebrates World Book Day in Space with Tiny Tomes (Photo)
European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti celebrated World Book Day in space on April 23, 2015 with this photo of five tiny books on the International Space Station.
April 23rd, 2015
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is not just a space traveler, she's apparently also a bibliophile who can't bear to be apart from her books, even in space. See how she celebrated World Book Day off Planet Earth.
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What 'Black Holes and Time Warps' Means to Me
'Black Holes & Time Warps'
April 21st, 2015
Astrophysicist Kip Thorne's book on black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne's willingness to engage the public.
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Ask Them Anything: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves
Binary Stars Coalescing
February 9th, 2015
One of the most sensitive detectors in human history just got a $200+ million upgrade — this week, join project scientists in a Reddit AMA.
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An Evolving Guide to the (Unfinished) Universe (Op-Ed)
Square Kilometer Array (SKA)
February 5th, 2015
As enormous new telescopes come online, get ready to imagine the universe in a whole new light.
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Writing Hubble Telescope History: Q&A with Author Robert Zimmerman
'The Universe in a Mirror' by Robert Zimmerman
April 22nd, 2015
On the 25-year anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, talked with science writer Robert Zimmerman, author of "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built it."
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NASA Chief: 1-Year Space Station Mission Advances NASA Journey to Mars (Op-Ed)
Bolden at Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness Hearing
March 27th, 2015
NASA Chief Charles Bolden the 1-year mission of astronaut Scott Kelly advances the US's space goals.
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How to Build a Universe (Gallery)
How to Build a Universe cover
February 5th, 2015
How do you build a universe?
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