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A new book titled "Marketing the Moon" focuses on NASA's success in selling the Apollo moon program and the space agency's challenge for the future.
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The Planetary Society says its LightSail 1 experimental solar sail will hitch a ride into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in April 2016.
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Astronomers Create System for Naming Alien Planets
The International Astronomical Union unveils a contest that gives the public and astronomy groups a role in naming planets beyond our solar system.
X-Ray Scans Reveal Baby Mammoths' Life and Death
Detailed X-ray scans of two baby woolly mammoths unearthed in Siberia reveal how they lived more than 40,000 years ago — and how they probably died.
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#Apollo45: Buzz Aldrin Helps Apollo 11 Go Viral Again
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