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NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)
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The Mars Mystique

Posted January 15, 2013 by Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor

After 50 years of missions to Mars, scientists are unlocking some of the mysteries surrounding a planet that has long captivated mankind.

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The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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Russia Plans Replacement For Soyuz Rocket

Posted January 14, 2013 by AFP

Russia’s struggling space agency has unveiled a new program that will see the creation of a replacement for the aging Soyuz rocket by 2020.

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Kim Jong-un watches something in the sky. (Photo by Korean Central News Agency)
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North Korea Ready To Try Another Rocket Launch Carrying ‘Satellite’

Posted December 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

North Korea will this month attempt for a second time to launch a long-range rocket carrying a satellite, the government announced Saturday.

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Video: All 135 Space Shuttle Launches At Once

Posted July 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Not long after the final space shuttle lifted off in 2011, McClean Fahnestock merged footage from all 135 launches onto one screen.

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Video: US Air Force Boeing X-37B Space Plane Lands at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Posted June 17, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

US Air Force footage of the secret X-37B space plane landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on June 16, 2012 at 5:48 AM local time. The plane’s mission has not been disclosed.

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English: Mounted under the fuselage of a modified Lockheed L-1011, the Orbital Sciences X-34 technology demonstrator is taken aloft for its first captive carry flight. (Photo by NASA/Tony Landis)
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Live Video: Pegasus Rocket Launch From an Lockheed L-1011 Airliner at 12:00 PM ET Wednesday

Posted June 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Pegasus rocket carrying the NuStar spacecraft is set to launch from the belly of a Lockheed L-1011 flying 40,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean at around 12:00 pm ET on Wednesday.

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Help Wanted: Space Travelers

Posted November 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Don’t give up on the job market just yet, because NASA is hiring astronauts.

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DARPA Phoenix Mission
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DARPA Space Robots Could Revive Dead Satellites

Posted October 25, 2011 by Tammy Plotner

About 22,000 miles above the Earth, $300 million worth of retired satellites are simply taking up space in geosynchronous orbit. The DARPA Phoenix program might bring them back to life.

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Unmanned Air Force Space Plane Could Be Modified to Carry Astronauts

Posted October 18, 2011 by Jason Rhian, UniverseToday.com

Boeing is researching the possibility of building a passenger-carrying version of the X-37 spacecraft.

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: October 18th

Posted October 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing unveils its Birds of Prey stealth fighter program, Pan Am and American swap aircraft, and more…

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