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Is There A Russian Satellite Saboteur In Space?

Circling high above us in space, a mysterious object is being tracked by the US military. The strange object, which has been entitled Object 2014-28E, was secretly launched in May by the Russian military, but nobody knows its purpose and so far Moscow’s ministry of defence is remaining tight-lipped.

2014-28E first came to the...
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Pentagon Secret Plane Has Been In Space For Almost 500 Days - And They Still Won't Say What It's Doing There...

The X-37B, the U.S. Air Force's secret robotic space plane, has now been in orbit for almost 500 days, a record-breaking time period for space endurance. The latest version of the relatively tiny spacecraft, which is just one quarter of the size of the space shuttles, was launched in December 2012 on a top-secret mission.

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Weekender: The Road to Mars

The concept has provided ample inspiration for scientists, science-fiction writers, poets and musicians, but the possibility of "Life on Mars" may soon become a reality because the first manned mission from Earth to the Red Planet is allegedly just a few short years away. Mars One is a Dutch non-profit foundation assembled with the sole...
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Space Station Gets a Lift

The ISS was launched in 1998, and now it's getting old and rusty and needs renovation. An addition will be added with a BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module), which is a kind of balloon that is carried up to space flat and blown up after it arrives. Robert Bigelow is the man...
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Serious Accident Predicted for Space Station

Due to poor communications between U.S. and Russian astronauts, the International Space Station is a disaster waiting to happen, according to an ex-safety official at NASA. There have been three incidents so far that could have led to serious problems, all caused by miscommunication between U.S. and Russian engineers who are working in the...

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'N Sync Won't Fly

'N Sync singer Lance Bass will not be the 3rd space tourist in October, since he's been asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut training program. Sergei Gorbunov, of the Russian Space Agency, says there have been "crude violations" of his contract. "It's over," he says. The U.S. rock star was granted several deadline extensions after failing to come...

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Love & Marriage in a Space Colony

Researchers are trying to figure out the ideal number of people needed to create a viable population for multi-generational space travel. They?ve decided it needs to be 160 people. But with some social engineering it might even be possible to reduce this to 80.

Anthropologist John Moore of the University of Florida wondered how future...

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Christmas on the Space Station

Last Christmas Eve, Astronaut Cathy Clarke heard Mission Control playing Jingle Bells over the intercom about 200 times. They had turned down her request for a Christmas tree because ?the pine needles would just float around and poke you in the eye. It?s a safety issue.?

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