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  • John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.
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  • NASA uses drones short distance from Central Valley
  • About 90 minutes from the Central Valley deep in the Mojave Desert sits Edwards Air Force Base
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  • This screen image taken from NASA shows the Sochi Olympic torch being held during a spacewalk on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
  • An Olympic torch took a spacewalk for the first time Saturday, carefully held by two Russian cosmonauts outside the International Space Station as it orbited some 260 miles above Earth.
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  • This artist rendering released by NASA shows NASAs Voyager 1 spacecraft barreling through space.
  • Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday.
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  • 2 Russian cosmonauts turn cable guys in spacewalk
  • Spacewalking cosmonauts rigged cable outside the International Space Station on Friday for a new lab that's due to arrive in a few months.
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  • Self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity
  • Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon cables to a safe landing
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  • NASA is testing the air quality in Visalia and Porterville to see how accurate their air pollution testing is from space.
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  • JPL on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, showed off new, spectacular enhanced images from the surface of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover.
  • The Mars rover Curiosity has completed its first chemical test of soil from the red planet, and scientists say there are no surprises so far.
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  • Galactic tourism may still be a daydream for most of us, but for anyone interested in a glimpse of the International Space Station sooner, NASA is ready to help.
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  • The earth is in for a very close brush with an asteroid the size of a house on Friday.
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  • NASA released some facts today that sound like fiction, the existence of a world with a double sunset, a planet orbiting two stars.
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  • The space shuttle Endeavour arrived in Southern California, making a smooth landing at Edwards Air Force Base on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
  • Space shuttle Endeavour landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport Friday after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks.
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  • Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure on Friday that gives the commercial space travel industry a boost in the state.
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  • Juno spacecraft circling Jupiter.
  • A Jupiter-bound spacecraft is set to fire its engine for an important maneuver intended to bring it back toward Earth.
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  • ABC News is reporting that Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, has died at age 82.
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  • The first color view of the north wall and rim of Gale Crater where NASAs rover Curiosity landed Sunday night.
  • NASA's latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape.
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  • false-color image provided by NASA shows a solar flare
  • A solar storm is racing toward Earth this weekend, but scientists say not to worry.
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  • Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, cruises over the Hudson river, Friday, April 27, 2012 in New York.
  • In a city understandably wary of low-flying aircraft, New Yorkers and tourists alike watched with joy and excitement Friday as space shuttle Enterprise sailed over the skyline on its final flight before it becomes a museum piece.
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  • Solar storm isnt that bad
  • One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out.
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  • This handout image provided by NASA shows a solar flare heading toward Earth. An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights
  • One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out.
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  • One of two NASA spacecraft en route to the moon fired its engine Saturday, slowing its speed to slip into lunar orbit on New Year's Eve.
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  • This image made from radar data shows asteroid 2005 YU55 when the space rock was at 3.6 lunar distances, which is about 860,000 miles, or 1.38 million kilometers, from Earth.
  • An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier has flown by our planet.
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  • A nighttime rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base was visible in the Central Valley on Friday.
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  • Starting early next month, NASA will begin seeking applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates.
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  • Space shuttle Endeavour landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla., at its scheduled time of 11:35 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday.
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  • Just a few hours from liftoff, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour for one last ride into orbit Friday as hundreds of thousands of visitors began to converge on the coast for prime viewing spots.
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  • The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813.
  • A new photo from space was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope which is celebrating 21 years.
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  • An executive says more than 4 grams of cocaine was found in a NASA facility on March 7th.
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  • The 12 astronauts aboard the orbiting shuttle-station complex shared a few more maintenance chores Saturday, taking out the trash and doing their part for clean air as their weeklong visit wound down.
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  • NASA says the rocket carrying an earth-observation satellite is in the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt.
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  • Hundreds gathered at NASA's launch site Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, receiving words of hope from the widow of the space shuttle's commander.
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  • California congressional leaders are responding to this deadly public shooting. Gabrielle Giffords was close to two Valley representatives.
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  • Preparations are underway at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the first landing of a "mystery spacecraft."
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  • Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday for what could be its last visit, delivering fresh batteries and other equipment to help keep the outpost running long after the shuttle program ends.
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