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Boldly Growing Where No Flower Has Grown Before
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Boldly Growing Where No Flower Has Grown Before

ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly takes to Twitter to showcase the first flower grown in space.
Nina Zipkin
Do You Have the Right Stuff? NASA Is Looking for Astronaut Candidates.
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Do You Have the Right Stuff? NASA Is Looking for Astronaut Candidates.

The application process is opening up for the first time since 2012.
Nina Zipkin
Jeff Bezos's Space Startup Blue Origin Soars Into the Reusable Rocket Race
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Jeff Bezos's Space Startup Blue Origin Soars Into the Reusable Rocket Race

The Amazon founder's space startup successfully landed a reusable, suborbital rocket, and raised Elon Musk's eyebrows in the process.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Remembering George Mueller, the 'Father of the Space Shuttle'
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Remembering George Mueller, the 'Father of the Space Shuttle'

The trailblazing electrical engineer who played a pivotal role in landing men on the moon died last week. He was 97.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Jeff Bezos Plans Rocket Launches in Florida: Weekly News
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Jeff Bezos Plans Rocket Launches in Florida: Weekly News

Plus: Why one ad is sparking friction between sandwich chain Quiznos and Burning Man.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Build Rocket Plant, Launch Pad in Florida
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Build Rocket Plant, Launch Pad in Florida

Bezos's space startup, Blue Origin, will compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX venture.
Stephen Colbert Tries to Figure Out if Elon Musk Is a Superhero or Something More Sinister (VIDEO)
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Stephen Colbert Tries to Figure Out if Elon Musk Is a Superhero or Something More Sinister (VIDEO)

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO talked Mars, reusable rockets and sustainable energy with the newly minted Late Show host.
Nina Zipkin
For the First Time Ever, NASA Astronauts Eat Vegetables Grown in Space
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For the First Time Ever, NASA Astronauts Eat Vegetables Grown in Space

Space gardens mean more delicious meals aboard the International Space Station, and they are also a critical development for the march towards life on Mars.
Catherine Clifford
This Daring Distiller Is Rocketing Whiskey Into Space
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This Daring Distiller Is Rocketing Whiskey Into Space

Japan's Suntory Holdings is taking one small, historic step for cocktail connoisseurs everywhere.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Smithsonian and Kickstarter Partner Up to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit
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The Smithsonian and Kickstarter Partner Up to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

More than 7,000 campaign backers have already contributed $550,000 to the preservation project.
Catherine Clifford
Russian Entrepreneur Pledges $100 Million in Search for Extraterrestrial Life
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Russian Entrepreneur Pledges $100 Million in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The initiative is backed by Stephen Hawking and is the largest search for intelligent life to date.
Nina Zipkin
Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News
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Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News

Plus: The sharing economy continues to grapple with the status of its workers.
Tanya Benedicto Klich