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Mandla Maseko is set fulfill his ambition to become the first black African to travel into space. He has been selected as one of the 23 civilians to be on a suborbital flight 62 miles above the earth in a commercial space plane. (Feb. 4) Video provided by AP


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RAW VIDEO: Talking Robot Astronaut to Head to Space Station

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CBC (Aug. 2, 2013) — Kirobo, the world's first space conversation robot, will be launched into space from the Tanegashima Space center to the International Space Station Sunday.
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Next Generation Space Ambitions Keep Rolling

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NASA (Nov. 30, 2012) — As space shuttle Atlantis rolled to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex earlier this month, NASA and its commercial crew partners reflected on the Space Shuttle Program's tremendous accomplishments and vowed to continue America's leadership in space.
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This Week @ NASA, July 12, 2013

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NASA (July 12, 2013) — Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency conducted a 6-hour, 7-minute spacewalk July 9 to replace a communications receiver, relocate grapple bars for future spacewalks and install cables for a future Russian laboratory module. The spacewalk was the fifth for Cassidy and the first for Parmitano, who became the first Italian astronaut to walk in space. CURIOSITY ROVER UPDATE JPL @MarsCuriosity
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