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Meet Five of the American Semifinalists for a One-Way Trip to Mars!

Meet Five of the American Semifinalists for a One-Way Trip to Mars!

Originally posted 02/27/2015 06:50PM

Excited for their one-way trip to colonize Mars, five of the Mars One final candidates give PEOPLE all the details behind their decision to leave Earth. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interviews.

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OMG! There's An Emoticon-Shaped Galaxy Cluster Smiling Down From Space!

OMG! There's An Emoticon-Shaped Galaxy Cluster Smiling Down From Space!

Originally posted 02/11/2015 07:20PM

Smile ... you're on Hubble camera!

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Filed Under: NASA, Science
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Astronaut Includes His Dogs in Official NASA Portrait

Astronaut Includes His Dogs in Official NASA Portrait

Originally posted 01/31/2015 03:10PM

Who knew a NASA portrait could be so doggone cute?

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NASA Interns' Music Video Declares They're 'All About That Space' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/15/2014 08:00PM

How does NASA herald a new age of space travel? With a parody of Meghan Trainor's 2014 hit song, courtesy of the Pathways Interns, apparently.

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Filed Under: NASA, Meghan Trainor
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Don't Panic, But an Asteroid Is Heading Rather Close to Earth

An Asteroid Is Heading Close to Earth (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/06/2014 07:25PM

Don't panic!

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International Space Station Receives Important Easter Morning Delivery

International Space Station Receives Important Easter Morning Delivery

Originally posted 04/20/2014 04:55PM

Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

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Filed Under: NASA, Easter
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See Why This 6-Year-Old Is Destined for Space Travel

See Why This 6-Year-Old Is Destined for Space Travel

Originally posted 12/20/2013 11:55AM

Connor Johnson has big dreams of becoming an astronaut, and is proving he's ready to do whatever it takes to get to space.

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PHOTO: Frog Photobombs NASA Launch

Frog Photobombs NASA Launch

Originally posted 09/13/2013 12:45PM

It takes an impressive animal to steal the spotlight from a NASA launch, and one little frog from Virginia managed to do just that.

In a photo captured by one of NASA's remote cameras during last week's launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, the itty-bitty amphibian is seen illuminated to the left, sailing through the air at almost the same height as the vessel next to it. "The photo team confirms the frog," NASA explained in a caption that accompanied the photo's release. "The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain."

While it's unclear how the critter managed to get from lily pad to launch pad, one theory suggests it may have found its way over from the wildlife refuge that surrounds the Wallops Island Spaceport. The launch pad itself has a pool of water used to suppress noise and protect the pad from damage during launch, so the frog could have simply been resting there at the wrong time.

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Boy, 7, Writes NASA About Mars Trip – and NASA Writes Back

Dexter Walters, 7, Writes NASA About Mars Trip – and NASA Writes Back

Originally posted 07/10/2013 10:30AM

When Dexter Walters, 7-year-old science lover from the United Kingdom, wrote to NASA about his wish to travel to Mars one day, he didn't expect a response. But he got one.

NASA officials responded to his sweet and earnest handwritten letter, thrilling Walters and his mother, Katrina Anderson, Fast Company reports.

"I heard that you are sending two people to Mars and I would like to come, but I'm 7 so I can't," Dexter wrote in his letter. "I would like to come in the future. What do I need to do to become an astronaut?"

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