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Three Oaks Model Rocketry Club Converts Porta-Potty Into Rocket [Video]

Sometimes it's just cool to blow things up. And it's even cooler to launch things into space.

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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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NASA’s Orion Mission Managers Tap Friday Launch Attempt

For all the space junkies out there: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, has been rescheduled.

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Astronaut Performs First Cover of ‘Space Oddity’ from Space

As good as David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' is, it's still rather surreal watching someone perform it from space.

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See Intense Footage of the Meteor Landing in Russia

Zombies. Man-killing space aliens. Killer clowns. It's okay if these are the first things that run through your mind when you watch this insane footage of a meteor landing in Russia. The meteor crashed into a building, and destroyed it

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Newly Divorced Woman Launches Wedding Ring Into Space

In the wake of a failed marriage there are many questions. While, "what should I do with my wedding band?" probably isn't atop the "post matrimony to-do list", it's still a loaded question. Recent divorcee Rebecca Gibbs, an uber-creative New Zealander faced with that very question, decided to take matters into her own hands and launch the symbol of her failed marriage into space.

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Planned SpaceX Rocket Would Be Fully Reusable [VIDEO]

SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to send you to Mars. This week he unveiled a plan to build a reusable rocket system that could make it happen.

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Breathtaking View of the Auroras From Space [VIDEO]

This breathtaking new video from the International Space Station offers a rarely seen view of the Auroras from space.

The Southern and Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world. So you can imagine how amazing they look while floating above the Earth. You gotta see this footage after the jump.

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Juno Blasts Off for Jupiter [VIDEO]

With the trajectory looking good and the solar panels deployed, the hardest part is over for the Juno space probe. It is now on its way to the planet Jupiter.

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Pope Benedict XVI Talks to Astronauts in Space [Video]

Pope Benedict XVI made a call to the heavens today, but this time it was not a prayer.

For the first time in history a pope spoke live to astronauts in orbit.

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NASA Loses Another Climate Satellite – What’s Next? [VIDEO]

NASA's Glory satellite was destroyed when its protective fairing failed to open, rendering it unable to achieve orbit.

As cnet's Bill Harwood explains, it's a $424 million boo-boo, and that's on top of the very similar Orbiting Carbon Observatory loss in 2009.

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Thank You, Discovery [VIDEO]

The hardest working spaceship of them all is on its final mission.

Upon its return to Earth, The Space Shuttle Discovery will retire from service and never see outer space again, but it leaves behind a legacy that will not soon be rivaled

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