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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - July 21, 2013

Virgin Galactic's Private Spaceship Offers Enticing Science Opportunities

MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory

With all the attention being given to Virgin Galactic's impressive list of future celebritynauts (Ashton! Branson! Beiber!), its spaceship's impressive capabilities for microgravity research have been largely overlooked. [Full Story]

NEXT: NASA Funds 12 Far-Out Space Tech Ideas

NASA Funds 12 Far-Out Space Tech Ideas

Adrian Mann

NASA has granted funding to a dozen imaginative tech concepts, in the hopes that one or more of them will lead to big breakthroughs in space science and exploration. [Full Story]

NEXT: Rocket Engine Part Recovered by Amazon CEO Has Apollo 11 History

Rocket Engine Part Recovered by Amazon CEO Has Apollo 11 History

Bezos Expeditions

Forty-four years and three days after helping to launch the first men to walk on the moon, a huge rocket engine part salvaged from the ocean floor has been positively identified as a historic component of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. [Full Story]

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