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A planet past Pluto? Astronomers redefine the solar system’s edge

Our little corner of the universe just got a little more crowded. Scientists at the Carnegie Carnegie Institution for Science announced Wednesday the discovery of a new cosmic neighbor — a distant dwarf planet named 2012 VP113 that was found … Continue reading

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China launches first moon rover, the ‘Jade Rabbit’

China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth. 

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Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital … Continue reading

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Video: Spaceship Two Rockets above Mojave Desert

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo went supersonic over the Mojave desert during its first powered flight this morning, a major milestone for the company’s plans for commercial suborbital flights. 

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SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

The privately owned SpaceX Dragon fired its engines for the last time Tuesday at 11:42 a.m. EDT – sending it through the Earth’s atmosphere for a spectacular splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 12:34 p.m. 

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Officials state skydiver has broken the speed of sound.

ROSWELL, New Mexico (Reuters) – An Austrian daredevil leapt into the stratosphere from a balloon near the edge of space 24 miles above Earth on Sunday and safely landed, setting a record for the highest skydive and breaking the sound … Continue reading

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Live Now! – Red Bull Stratos – freefall from the edge of space

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The Physics of the First-Ever Supersonic Skydive

An Austrian daredevil is gearing up to make the world’s highest skydive on Monday (Oct. 8), a high-flying leap from 23 miles above Earth that promises to break more than one record if all goes according to plan.

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NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft near Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new environment more than 11 billion miles from Earth, suggesting that the venerable probe is on the cusp of leaving the solar system. 

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China moves ahead with manned space docking

China has announced plans for its first manned space docking, and says it will launch the mission as early as this month. 

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