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  1. It’s 2015, Where’s My Flipping Flying Car? Bill Nye and VSauce Explain

    And sharks still look fake.

    Sigh. If Bill Nye himself thinks there are legitimate scientific reasons for why I'm not eating an instant pizza and riding my hoverboard through the Mars colony right now, I guess I'll have to take his word for it.

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  2. Interstellar Is Going to Shoot One Lucky Fan Into Space (Yes, Really!)

    Will a spirited rendition of "Rocket Man" raise our chances? Offer's on the table, Fandango.

    Interstellar makes pretend outer space look pretty neat, but why stop there? Why not just go to outer space for real and see it for yourself? Fandango is running a contest for you to win a round-trip ticket to the final frontier—and you don't even have to have the entire fate of humanity resting on your shoulders!

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  3. Comedian Lauren Reeves Still in the Running for Mars One Mission That Will Never Happen [VIDEO]

    she blinded me with science

    Mars One is essentially a reality show posing as space mission to establish a human colony on Mars. It's kind of a joke, so it's only fitting that comedian Lauren Reeves' submission to join the mission has beat out thousands of others and is still in consideration.

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  4. Health Risks Of Mars Mission May Be Unethical, Exceed NASA’s Capabilities

    I volunteer as tribute! Do you hear me? I VOLUNTEER!

    NASA wants to send a mission to Mars by 2030--but first they asked the Institute of Medicine to analyze the health risks and ensuing ethics of sending humans deeper into space than ever before. According to a new report today from a panel of medical experts, it looks like my Mars Colony fantasies may be compromised.

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  5. Space Farts Could Be Silent But Deadly Astronaut Killers

    Houston, we have a problem. A butt problem.

    Given the recent resurgence of interest in the cosmos, it's natural for us Earthlings to worry about the safety of the men and women bravely exploring the final frontier. But are we concerned enough about space farts? The risks posed by flatulence in a confined area are more than just hot air.

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  6. Let’s Hear From the Lady Astronaut Who Taught Gravity‘s Sandra Bullock About Life in Outer Space

    she blinded me with science

    We've been a bit obsessed with Gravity as of late, for several reasons: Space! A lady astronaut! Alfonso Cuarón! All those amazing, terrifying trailers! So, needless to say, we were very interested when an interview with Cady Coleman crossed our path. You see, Coleman is the NASA astronaut who taught Gravity star Sandra Bullock about living in space… from space.

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  7. What Will Being Born in Space Mean for Future Generations? Nothing Good, Probably

    With humans continuing our long, slow journey into space, it's only a matter of time before children are conceived and born in space, whether it's on a space station like the ISS or a colony on Mars. But future generations of space babies -- and perhaps Martians, technically speaking -- could run into a number of problems. Humans are pretty good at having babies on Earth, because we've been doing it for quite some time, but other environments might not be so kind to developing fetuses, which couldn't be expected to recover from the stretched spines and swollen faces that astronauts return to Earth with so easily.

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  8. At Least 78,000 Want Off Earth, Sign Up For One-Way Ticket To Mars

    To Boldly Go

    An application went out two weeks ago from a Dutch non-profit organization called Mars One. They were looking for a few people who want to go to Mars. Forever. They had 78,000 people respond. 

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  9. Learn How To Be One Of The First Mars One Astronauts Live This Afternoon [Live Stream]

    Do you want to be one of the first astronauts to go to Mars? Are you ready to give up on life here on Earth and do your duty helping mankind establish a place for itself among the stars? Well, tune in today at noon EDT where you can find out what it will take to get yourself a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. That's when the Mars One team will make the official announcement detailing their astronaut selection program, and you can watch it live with us right here

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  10. Star Wars Has Lied to Us: Traveling Through Hyperspace Would Actually Look Pretty Boring

    she blinded me with science

    Also, there is just no way you can measure Force sensitivity with a blood test. I refuse to accept that. George Lucas, you've tricked me for the last time. Physics students at the University of Leicester took it upon themselves to discover what the view from a spaceship traveling near the speed of light would actually look like. And… well, it's the right side of the image up above. Just a blurry circular gradient. Bummer.

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