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China’s President Xi Wants More Military Use of Space: Report

Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly asked his nation’s air force to hasten its integration of air and space capabilities. Some of the Chinese media framed Xi’s request as a response to actions by the United States and other world powers.

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LIGO, A Passion for Understanding | Complete Film

More than 900 people are working to achieve what Einstein thought impossible: Detection of gravitational waves from cataclysmic events billions of light years away. Until now, we’ve been deaf to our Universe. We’re about to turn on our ears.

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Blood Moon Photos: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Views by Stargazers (Video, Images)

Stargazers around the world were awed by last night’s total eclipse of the moon. Observers in a North America, South America, Hawaii and parts of Alaska got a spectacular show as the moon turned blood red during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014.

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NASA Space Apps ‘Hackathon’ Draws Future Tech Trailblazers

On the 17th floor of a building here in the heart of midtown Manhattan, more than 100 computer programmers, software engineers and graphic designers have gathered to take part in NASA’s third annual International Space Apps Challenge.

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NASA Mulls Unplanned Spacewalk to Fix Space Station Computer Outage

A backup computer outage on the International Space Station is forcing NASA to discuss plans for a possible spacewalk repair by astronauts in orbit, a move that could delay the planned Monday launch of a commercial SpaceX cargo ship to the orbiting lab.

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SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Packed with Big Science for Space Station (Infographic)

SpaceX’s third Dragon cargo mission is packed with 5,000 lbs. of vital supplies, including some intriguing technology and science experiments. See some of the best experiments riding the Dragon in this Space.com infographic.

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Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15: Complete Coverage of the Blood Moon

The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight on April 14-15, and mark the beginning of a lunar eclipse tetrad – a group of four back-to-back total lunar eclipses. Space.com is offering complete coverage of the total lunar eclipse.

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Ignition! College Students Light Tiny Fires in Zero-G

A slightly dazed group of college students they stepped off a ZERO-G plane to resounding cheers Thursday (April 10), pumping their fists to celebrate a weightless voyage packed with science experiments, including one test that sparked tiny balls of fire.

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Project LIGO: How Lasers Could Reveal Glimpses of Gravitational Waves

The ripples from violent cosmic collisions can be felt far across the universe, and thanks to a new, sensitive detector expected to start collecting data next year, scientists might be able to see evidence of those ripples from Earth for the first time.

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Hunting Gravitational Waves with Lasers: How Project LIGO Works (Infographic)

Using laser beams, scientists could detect the physical distortions caused by passing gravitational waves. See how they’ll do it with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, in this Space.com Infographic.

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Mars Descent Parachute Rips In Rocket Sled Test | Video

A supersonic parachute was tested by NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project. A rocket-fired sled and pulley system pulled a one kilometer rope with the parachute attached. – Curiosity’s 7 Minutes of Terror: http://goo.gl/BAb8qa

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