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NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

March 24, 2014 | 10:05 am

NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

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Insects go into orbit as part of effort to understand challenges of a human mission to Mars. Read more. …

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Regional Beauty Shot: The Bay Area, at Night, From Space

December 4, 2013 | 7:00 am

Regional Beauty Shot: The Bay Area, at Night, From Space

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Newly released photo shows our region in all its night-time splendor, a presence shining out into space.

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Some Things Stay Above the Government Shutdown Fray

October 3, 2013 | 8:58 am

Some Things Stay Above the Government Shutdown Fray

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Closure of federal services is bad. But in space, the sound of earthly controversy doesn’t carry far.

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Photo: The Bay Area as Seen From the International Space Station

April 26, 2012 | 1:57 pm

Photo: The Bay Area as Seen From the International Space Station

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This was tweeted five days ago by Dr. AndrĂ© Kuipers, twirling around up there on the International Space Station. Boy, from this perspective, San Francisco looks like it’s practically begging to be snapped off from the continent. Also, I really need to clean my windows. That’s embarrassing. More incredible photos from Dr. Kuiper here: Southwestern […]

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March 8, 2012 | 3:38 pm

Video: Bay Area Students Talk Toilets, iPads With Space Station Astronauts

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Yesterday, NASA and the Tech Museum in San Jose hooked up some Bay Area students with a couple of floating spacemen for a little Q&A. The event was part of Destination Station, NASA’s “International Space Station Program national awareness campaign.” Video from Bay Area News Group: International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer […]

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