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Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols to Fly on NASA Mission

Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols to Fly on NASA Mission

Originally posted 08/03/2015 11:50PM

It's been 49 years since Nichelle Nichols took on the role of Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series, but her relationship with space exploration is continuing.

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PSA: Queen Guitarist Brian May Collaborated with NASA's Pluto Team

PSA: Queen Guitarist Brian May Collaborated with NASA's Pluto Team

Originally posted 07/21/2015 02:00PM

There's actually a very important part of the PEOPLE editorial team dedicated to making sure everyone knows how amazing Queen guitarist Brian May is. Not only does the guy go out of his way to save badgers in the U.K., but he also's also a Ph.D.-wielding astrophysicist, and he recently visited the NASA team who helped to take those groundbreaking pictures of Pluto that surfaced last week.

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NASA Finds Mysterious Bright Lights Glowing on Surface of Dwarf Planet

NASA Finds Strange Bright Lights Glowing on Surface of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Originally posted 06/17/2015 11:00AM

Time to start rehearsing your "we will not go quietly into the night" speech from Independence Day.

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Filed Under: NASA, Around the Web
Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP; Inset:Paolo Nespoli/ESA/NASA/Getty
Sarah Brightman's Space Adventure Put on Hold

Sarah Brightman's Space Adventure Put on Hold

Originally posted 05/15/2015 09:30AM

Sarah Brightman, who conquered Broadway in the '80s with Phantom of the Opera and Cats, is postponing her trip to space.

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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Finds Normalcy in Space Thanks to His Espresso Machine (VIDEO)

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Finds Normalcy in Space Thanks to His Espresso Machine (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/06/2015 01:55PM

It's the little things in life

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Filed Under: NASA
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Chief NASA Scientist Predicts We'll Discover Aliens by 2025

Chief NASA Scientist Predicts We'll Discover Aliens by 2025

Originally posted 04/08/2015 12:40PM

Admitting to a belief in aliens has long carried stigmas of varying severity, but the Mulders of the world may have the last laugh, according to new revelations from NASA.

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Filed Under: NASA, Around the Web
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Scott and Mark Kelly: NASA to Study Twin Brothers Both in Space and on Earth

NASA to Study Twin Brothers Scott and Mark Kelly, One in Space and One on Earth

Originally posted 03/27/2015 06:20PM

Astronaut Scott Kelly has blasted off into space for a yearlong mission. The twist? A piece of him still remains on Earth – well, sort of.

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Filed Under: NASA, Science, Mark Kelly
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Cats in Space? Sarah Brightman to Blast Off for a Gig Aboard the International Space Station

Sarah Brightman to Blast Off for a Gig Aboard the International Space Station

Originally posted 03/10/2015 01:50PM

In the '80s they conquered Broadway with Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Now, Sarah Brightman and ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber have their sights set on an altogether bigger target: Space.

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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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Filed Under: NASA
Credit: NASA/ESA
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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