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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - June 30, 2013

Three Chinese Astronauts Land After Record-Breaking Spaceflight

CCTV

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth Tuesday (June 25), bringing to a successful end the longest manned space mission in the nation's history. [Full Story]

NEXT: Incredible Technology: How to Live on the Moon

Incredible Technology: How to Live on the Moon

NASA

Experts debate what it might be like to live on the moon someday. [Full Story]

NEXT: Found! 3 Super-Earth Planets That Could Support Alien Life

Found! 3 Super-Earth Planets That Could Support Alien Life

ESO/M. Kornmesser

A team of astronomers has combined new observations of Gliese 667C with existing data to reveal a system with at least six planets. [Full Story]

NEXT: The Road to Mars Is Paved in Lunar Rock (Op-Ed)

The Road to Mars Is Paved in Lunar Rock (Op-Ed)

Bill Simbeck

If we're going to get to Mars, we'll need the resources we mine from the moon. [Full Story]

NEXT: Final Frontier? 'Star Trek' Tech Becoming Reality (Op-Ed)

Final Frontier? 'Star Trek' Tech Becoming Reality (Op-Ed)

Technology envisioned in Star Trek is emerging, and some already has arrived. [Full Story]

NEXT: Space Shuttle Atlantis Unveiled

Space Shuttle Atlantis Unveiled

collectSPACE.com/Robert Pearlman

Space shuttle Atlantis, the final orbiter among NASA's winged fleet to fly in space, launched on its new mission Saturday (June 29) as the centerpiece of a $100 million tourist attraction in Florida. [Read the full story.

See amazing photos of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit here: Photos: NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis on Display at KSC

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