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Space

  1. Elon Musk Gon’ Give It to Ya in the SpaceX “Uptown Funk” Parody “Launch You Up”

    So SpaceX-y.

    OK, we'll accept another "Uptown Funk" parody on the basis that this one is the best one. See, I told you Elon Musk was really Iron Man.

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  2. Do You Love SPACE? Then You Have to Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft Launch Live!

    After six successful missions to the International Space station (five being official resupply missions for NASA), the spacecrafts are set to liftoff from Florida from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for another one of their Commercial Resupply Services (CRS).

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  3. NASA’s Amy Mainzer Names Asteroid After Nobel Winner Malala Yousafzai

    A badassteroid.

    Today in super-smart ladies doing super-cool things for each other, NASA's Amy Mainzer has named an asteroid she discovered after 17-year-old Nobel Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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  4. Inspiring Vintage Images of Female Space Pioneers for the Documentary Makers: Women in Space

    Makers has a great documentary about the history of America space travel from a female perspective, so check out a few of the vintage images they put together to remind everyone of the part women have played in our space program. (More after the jump.)

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  5. Buzz Aldrin Does His Best Superman Impression at Stonehenge for the Future of Space Exploration

    Yelling at the Moon Mars with Buzz Aldrin.

    Super Aldrin! With the power to leap tall Moon truthers in a single bound!

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  6. Watch the Crew Of the International Space Station Discuss Daily Life In Space, Star Trek

    So what's life in space like? Let Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA, European Space Agency) answer some questions about daily life in a space station.

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  7. Does Deep Space Travel Need to Double as Entertainment to Survive?

    We'll find out soon enough, if Mars One has its way.

    Putting human beings on another planet carries an almost insurmountable cost; so as everything in the world slowly becomes consumed by the entertainment industry, will space travel go right along with it, just for the financial benefits?

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  8. Make Every Day a Space Princess Day With These Out-of-This-World T-Shirts

    Bees incoming.

    ShadowplayNyc has that "space fashion icon" aesthetic down pat. Any of these particularly strike your fancy?

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  9. Space Selfies Are the Best Selfies

    No space duckface, sadly.

    Just because you exit the stratosphere doesn't mean you can escape the pull of the selfie.

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  10. Russia Will Officially Pull out of the ISS and Take Their Parts With Them

    Well that escalated quickly.

    They've threatened it before, but the Russian Federal Space Agency has officially announced that they'll pull out of the International Space Station in 2024—and they'll be taking their sections of the station with them.

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  11. Can We Prove Space Aliens Exist Without Actually Finding Them?

    For the record, we'd all accept just finding some if that's cool with everyone.

    Space Time takes a look at the competing theories on the existence of aliens and how the certainty that they have to be out there with the current lack of evidence might actually be its own undoing.

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  12. Slow Down, SETI: Frank Drake Thinks Calling Up Aliens Would Be “Silly”

    Sure, I guess "silly" is one way to describe the apocalypse.

    The Drake Equation, crafted by Frank Drake, estimates the probable number of other intelligent civilizations living in our own galaxy. The SETI Institute has recently begun discussing plans to actively attempt to make contact with any of these civilizations, but Drake himself thinks they're wasting their time.

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  13. There are Plumes Coming Out of Mars; This is Literally How War of the Worlds Begins

    Of all the times to come down with a cold...

    So scientists and astronomers have noticed the sudden appearance of hundreds of mile long plumes of... stuff on Mars, and two years later they still have no idea what may have caused them or what the plumes were made up of.

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  14. NASA Has a Free Pack of Official Mission Sound Clip Ringtones to Make Your Phone Less Boring

    Your phone is go for liftoff.

    I was a firm believer that my phone should never ever make any sounds in favor of vibration-only right up until the very second I discovered that NASA has a repository of short sound clips from their space missions in both mp3 and iPhone ringtone formats. Hey, maybe the short reminders of humanity's proudest achievements will put me in a good enough mood to actually answer my phone.

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  15. Things We Saw Today: The Awe-Inspiring Grandiosity Of the M100 Galaxy

    "If you know exactly where to look, you can find a small spot that is a light echo from a bright supernova that was recorded a few years before the image was taken."

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  16. See Five Years In the Life Of the Sun In New Awesome NASA Time-Lapse Video

    Spoiler alert: The sun is cool-looking

    The sun is living a pretty interesting life out there. And NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrated its five-year anniversary on Feb. 11th, which means they've treated us all to a five-year-spanning time-lapse of what the sun's been up to for those years. Predictably, it's pretty damn epic.

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  17. ISS Expedition 45 Raises the Astronaut Portrait Bar With Their Jedi Mind Powers

    These are the nerds you're looking for.

    NASA's Expedition 45 poster of astronauts who will spend a long time in a space station far, far away is pretty much perfect.

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  18. Scientists Say It’s Time for Earth to Try Phoning Aliens’ Homes

    "Oooooh, you're in troublllllle." -Alien siblings.

    At the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in San Jose, scientists have said that it's time we stopped just listening to outer space and actively tried to make contact. Speaking of which, hopefully the aliens will be more interesting than the ones in Contact.

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  19. Astronaut Knicknacks: Armstrong’s Secret Souvenirs from Apollo 11

    One small step for history. One giant leap for awesome.

    So Neil Armstrong left a bag in the back of his closet containing a bunch of stuff he'd once taken to the Moon. Now we get to see what was inside. Hint: it's pretty cool.

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  20. Space Cowboys Packing Heat: Russian Astronauts Bring Their Guns

    Dakka dakka dakka!

    There are a lot of dangers in space. Comets, asteroids, aliens, bears. That's why Russian astronauts bring their guns.

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