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Rocket Explosion Under Investigation

Rocket Explosion Under Investigation

AP (Oct. 28, 2014) NASA and Orbital Sciences officials say they are investigating the explosion of an unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station. It blew up moments after liftoff Tuesday evening over the launch site in Virginia. (Oct. 28) Video provided by AP
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European Space Agency Makes Weird Sci-Fi Film To Promote Real Space Mission

European Space Agency Makes Weird Sci-Fi Film To Promote Real Space Mission

Buzz60 (Oct. 27, 2014) Ten years after it launched, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission became the first to rendezvous with a comet, with plans to orbit it, land on it, and study it. Jen Markham explains why the space agency is trumpeting those forthcoming achievements with a bizarre science fiction short film. Video provided by Buzz60
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Rosetta Finds This Comet Stinks Of Rotten Eggs

Rosetta Finds This Comet Stinks Of Rotten Eggs

Newsy (Oct. 26, 2014) Rosetta’s target comet is already emitting sublimated chemicals as it approaches the sun. Video provided by Newsy
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Raw: China Launches Moon Orbiter

Raw: China Launches Moon Orbiter

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
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