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Caribou Native on the Cusp of Becoming an Astronaut

 

Caribou native Jessica Meir is part of the 21st NASA astronaut class and is hoping to advance from candidate to astronaut. Meir says since she was in first grade her dream was to go into space.

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NASA, Getty Images

New Radiation Belt Found Around Earth

NASA has just discovered a protective radiation field around the earth the Van Allen radiation belts. It’s named after the twin Van Allen space probes than made the find. in 1958.

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George Frey, Getty Images

Astronauts Don’t Sleep Well in Space

NASA has revealed that astronauts in space suffer from sleep deprivation. According to a 10 year study it shows astronauts get an average of only six hours of sleep a night. NASA orders crew members to get at least 8.5 hour of sleep but that’s not happening.

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NASA, Getty Images

NASA Contest for Crash Landing on the Moon

NASA’s moon probe LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) has been studying the moon's thin atmosphere since its launch in September, 2013. This space probe will not be coming back to Earth; NASA is going to crash land it on the far side of the moon.

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NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

715 New Planets Discovered By NASA

NASA announced the discovery of 715 new planets.  Now just to get a feel for the scope of this announcement, about 1,000 planets total had been identified in our galaxy. That is before this week.

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Pool, Getty Images

NASA Says the Human Body Not Built for Space Travel

In science fiction movies, man travels through space with no problem, hopping from universe to universe, but the reality is, man was not built to travel through space. NASA says there are many problems the human body goes through in space; many they still haven’t been able to solve.

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Getty Images, photo by David McNew
Getty Images, photo by David McNew

NASA Will Send Your Name Into Space

NASA is giving us a chance to send our name and personal message into space aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft. It is expected to launch in November and will study the upper atmosphere of Mars. It will also carry a DVD of every name submitted.

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NASA May Stage Angry Birds-Style Invasion of Martian Moon

The Angry Birds franchise turned to NASA for the development and promotion of their game Angry Birds Space. Now it appears the space agency is turning to the super-addictive game for their latest strategy to explore the great beyond.

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Astronaut Hopefuls Apply in Record Numbers

This spring NASA plans to announce their latest class of astronauts. 9 to 15 candidates will be chosen for training to begin in August of this year. The space agency received more than 6,300 applications for a space program that doesn’t have a shuttle program anymore.

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Hear the First Song Ever Recorded On the International Space Station

Even scientists have soul! Take a listen to 'Jewel in the Night,' by Colonel Chris Hadfield.

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