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Study: Long Space flight May Damage Eyesight
It's true.  A NASA sponsored study in Houston shows brain scans of astronauts who were in space for more than a month revealed potentially serious abnormalities that could force NASA to delay or even cancel plans for longer deep space missions.
Russia Will Finally Send Men to the Moon
Better late than never, we suppose.  But more than half a century later?
It's reported that Russia is planning to send a team of cosmonauts to the Moon by the year 2030, which would be more than 60 years after America's Apollo 11 mission effectively signaled the end of the US-Soviet s…
Texas Children Will Name Mock Space Shuttle
When the mock Space Shuttle Explorer is moved to Clear Lake from Kennedy Space Center later this year, it will get a new name – and that name will be chosen by Texas children in a statewide contest.
Solar Storm Strikes Earth
The largest solar storm in five years has engulfed Earth, but scientists say the planet has lucked out -- so far.  It's the result of one of the largest and most dramatic solar explosions ever seen.
Asteroid Coming Toward Earth – What to do??
Forget about that Mayan Doomsday prophecy -- the one that says the world will come an end this December.  Not very many credible people take that one seriously.
But a lot of people with credible credentials say an asteroid will come close to Earth next February, and it should be taken very serio…
NASA Wants to Hire You — No, Seriously
Lots of little kids dream about becoming astronauts — and for some lucky grown-ups, those dreams could become a reality. NASA recently concluded an open call for civilians to apply for a spot in the next astronaut class.
Nation Honors Fallen Astronauts
A single Day of Remembrance ceremony was held today at NASA headquarters in Washington, to observe the three darkest moments of the American space program, including the 26th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

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