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Maine Astronaut Comes 158 Days Shy Of Space Flight Record
U.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy was appointed chief of the Astronauts Office in July 2015. Cassidy is a graduate of York High School in Maine. He is also a member of the U.S. Navy Seals and won two bronze stars for combat leadership in Afghanistan.
Mars One Project Down to 100
Mars One, the project to send four people to mars on a one trip, has narrowed their selection down to 100. They started with 200,000 applicants and are now down to 50 women and 50 men.
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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