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NASA Examining Gash On Belly Of Shuttle
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Space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts took a close, detailed look at a small gash in the belly of their ship Saturday, to ensure their safety when they return to Earth in 1 weeks.
Obama To Attend Space Shuttle Launch
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President Barack Obama plans to attend the April 29 launch of the space shuttle Endeavour at Cape Canaveral, Florida, a White House official said on Wednesday.
Missions to Mars, Jupiter Moon Recommended
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Robotic missions to Mars and Jupiter's icy moon Europa should top NASA's to-do list for an upcoming decade of planetary exploration, the National Research Council recommended on Monday.
New Zealand Quake Kills At Least 65
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New Zealand rescuers sifted through rubble with bare hands on Wednesday, guided by sounds of crying and tapping as they looked for up to 100 people feared trapped in collapsed buildings after a quake shook Christchurch, killing at least 65 people.
Deadly Quake Rocks New Zealand
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A strong quake killed and trapped people beneath rubble and sparked fires and toppled buildings in New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch on Tuesday.
Shuttle Launch Delayed Until Mid-December
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NASA is delaying next week's planned launch of space shuttle Discovery on a cargo delivery run to the International Space Station until at least mid-December, officials said on Wednesday.
Planet Found In Habitable Zone
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It is not too hot and not too cold, and astronomers believe that a new planet detected outside our solar system may have a temperature that is just right to support life.
Missing Piece Found in Particle Puzzle
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(Reuters) - Research scientists announced on Monday they had identified the missing piece of a major puzzle involving the make-up of the universe by observing a neutrino particle change from one type to another.
Russian Rocket Blasts Off To Space Outpost
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts on board blasted off from Kazakhstan on Monday to join a U.S.-Russian duo manning the International Space Station (ISS).
Wed The Aries Rocket Takes To The Skies
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NASA on Tuesday delayed the test flight of an unmanned prototype moon rocket due to poor weather.