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She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Astronaut's View From Space

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Manhattan at 3:45 a.m., the Nile lit up by the lights of Cairo, and Venice all look pretty incredible from space. Here are 11 of astronaut Chris Hadfield's best photographs.

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All Things Considered

In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'

Monday, October 13, 2014

Starting Wednesday, six "astronauts" will live in a geodesic dome on a remote volcanic outcrop in an eight-month simulation of a Mars mission. Robert Siegel talks to commander Martha Lenio.

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Morning Edition

13-Year-Old Girl Is Determined To Be The First Person On Mars

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A 13-year-old girl from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, wants to be an astronaut. In a video produced by the BBC, Alyssa Carson explains her goal of being the first person on Mars.

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The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Was Quite A Show

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region, had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

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Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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'Blood Moon' Eclipse To Be Visible Throughout U.S.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Weather permitting, on Wednesday morning you'll be able to see the second lunar eclipse visible in North America in a series of four that runs through next year.

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A U.S. probe cost $637 million to get to Mars; an Indian mission cost about a tenth as much. There are at least a few reasons why, both teams agree — starting with the differing shapes of each orbit.

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Morning Edition

Now This: Is Voyager Lonely?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield reassures a worried five-year-old boy that the Voyager spacecraft isn't lonely and afraid.

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Morning Edition

Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Before India's space program announced its Mars orbiter had reached its destination, NASA's Curiosity Rover, tweeted it was "rolling out the red carpet on the Red Planet for the newest Mars orbiter."

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PRI's The World

India is over the moon about its mission to Mars

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

India's big messy democracy celebrated a celestial triumph today. It's on-the-cheap mission to Mars entered the Red Planet's orbit on its first try, making it the first Asian nation to accomplish such a feat. And it did so for the bargain price of $75 million dollars, less than the budget for the film, "Gravity."

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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots and Remote Control

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

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The Takeaway

MAVEN Mission Probes Mars Mysteries

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission, otherwise known as MAVEN, may soon find answers to some of the most mysterious questions surrounding Mars.

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All Things Considered

India's Orbiter To Join NASA's Maven Around Mars — On A Shoestring

Monday, September 22, 2014

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.

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NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

Monday, September 22, 2014

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.

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Morning Edition

Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth

Monday, September 22, 2014

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft on Sunday night fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes. That slowed the probe down enough so it could be captured by the Red Planet's gravity.

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All Things Considered

Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, which went into orbit Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago.

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