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Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month

The unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature version of NASA’s now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20. Read more at: SPACE.com

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Nearby Alien Planets Not So Life-Friendly After All

The star Tau Ceti, which lies just 11.9 light-years from Earth, is thought to host five exoplanets, two of which have been posited to be potentially habitable. But a new study throws some cold water on these worlds’ life-supporting ability. Read more at: SPACE.com

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SpaceX’s Dragon Crew Capsule to Undergo Key Safety Test on May 5

SpaceX aims to subject a Dragon test vehicle to a “pad abort” trial at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as early as May 5. The unmanned test will demonstrate how Dragon might respond in the event of a launch problem. Read more at: SPACE.com

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