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Elon Musk, SpaceX want to move you to Mars for $500,000

Elon Musk, SpaceX want to move you to Mars for $500,000

Speaking at the 33rd annual International Space Development Conference last Friday, SpaceX’s Elon Musk spoke about the company’s plan to make commercial exploration of space possible. He touched on Mars as well, saying the progress they’ve made at SpaceX is aimed at getting a colony of humans on Mars, and the company is “making some progress in that direction”, but noted “not as fast as I'd like”.

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SpaceX shows T9R launch ahead of Dragon mission to ISS

SpaceX shows T9R launch ahead of Dragon mission to ISS

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just posted video of a successful F9R launch, their re-usable rocket concept. The shuttle (pronounced “f-niner”, incidentally) is shown taking off, rising to 250 meters, then landing right next to the launch pad. Though this flight took place in Texas, SpaceX hopes moving venues will let them show off a bit more.

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X-37B classified spacecraft spends record 469 days in space

X-37B classified spacecraft spends record 469 days in space

In its third run, the X-37B, which is a highly secretive and classified spacecraft, has set a new record for the number of days in space. This unmanned craft has crossed 469 days of orbiting on a mission that is tightly sealed and is reporting to the Air Force and the U.S. Military. There is a possibility that it could be testing new space-based surveillance technologies.

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Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

One year ago (and two days), the family of Neil Armstrong announced that this navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut passed away at the age of 82. Making known that Armstrong was a "reluctant American hero", his family said that he "always believed he was just doing his job." Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the moon on July 20th, 1969, followed 20 minutes afterward by his crewmate Buzz Aldrin. MAKE SURE you have a look at the update at the end of this article - Armstrong didn't die twice!

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iPhone takes HD moon photos with custom telescope setup

iPhone takes HD moon photos with custom telescope setup

With a custom-made setup connecting an app, the iPhone, and a telescope together to take photos of space, one photographer has shown some surprisingly high-quality pics this week of our own moon. Jared Earle's custom build included the iPhone 4S, a 5-inch lens-toting Celestron spotter scope, a Magnifi accessory, and the app Cortex Camera. With these simple components, surprising results have appeared.

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NASA to hawk space shuttle facilities

NASA to hawk space shuttle facilities

Interested in buying a 15,000-foot runway? Or maybe a launch pad? It turns out that NASA is quietly planning to lease or sell off a few of its assets at the Kennedy Space Center. A list of items for sale apparently isn't available yet, but it's said that Launch Pad 39A, a runway, and the Launch Control Center are up for sale.

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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit to open today

Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit to open today

If you live in Los Angeles and didn't get a chance to see the space shuttle Endeavour as it was towed down the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center, you have another chance starting today. This chance doesn't involve the space shuttle being towed down city streets, but you will be able see the space shuttle in its new Pavilion. This Pavilion is a temporary spot for the space shuttle until the air and space wing opens in about five years.

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Space shuttle Endeavour to fly over California this morning

Space shuttle Endeavour to fly over California this morning

If you want to take full advantage of the last chance you'll ever get to see the space shuttle Endeavour in-flight you'll need to wake up and get going a bit early this morning. Californians in the Los Angeles basin and San Francisco area will need to be out looking for the space shuttle and its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at about 8:15 AM PDT.

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