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SpaceX successfully landed the rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean for the first time! The landing is at about 34:36 of the video.

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Yes! They successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage.

Here is the full webcast: https://youtu.be/O5bTbVbe4e4

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Part of Chris Hadfield's response to one of the AMA questions

"...Becoming the thing you dream of is a long shot, no matter what. The key is to HAVE a dream, a destination, a personal definition of perfection in life, and then to use that end goal to help decide what to do next. It is not the end goal that changes you, but the summed total of each of the small, daily decisions. Actively pursue your dreams by deliberate small choices - what to eat, to read, how to exercise, what to study, where to go, when to change direction. It's amazing where all the little decisions can lead you..."


https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3pxrfr/i_am_chris_hadfield_ama/

http://reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3pxrfr/i_am_chris_hadfield_ama/


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Some terms to know.
Comet, meteor or meteorite? | Canadian Space Agency
Illustration providing an overview of the characteristics of comets, asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, fireballs and meteorites.

Comet, asteroid and meteorite illustration

Comet
A mass of ice, rock and dust drifting in space that often has a tail, which grows as it gets closer to the Sun. The tail is made up of water, dust and various gases vaporized by solar energy.

Asteroid
A body made up of rocks, both metallic and non-metallic, that orbits the Sun, usually in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Some asteroids are comet nuclei. They range in size from a few centimeters to a thousand kilometers.

Meteoroid
A rock, often an asteroid fragment, that is bigger than a grain of sand and orbits the Sun. The term "meteoroid" refers to the object before it enters the atmosphere.

Meteor
A meteoroid that enters the Earth's atmosphere becomes a meteor. It burns up as it travels through the atmosphere, producing a streak of light. A meteor can arrive in Earth's vicinity as a lone object (shooting star) or in clusters (meteor shower).

Fireball
Meteor that burns as it travels through our atmosphere, leaving behind a very bright streak of light. This rather rare phenomenon is the result of a meteoroid that is larger or denser than usual. Sometimes, it is even visible during the day.

Meteorite
When a meteor does not completely burn up as it travels through the atmosphere, the fragment found on the ground is called a meteorite.

Credit & Copyright: © Canadian Space Agency
Release Date: August 12, 2015 

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#CSA #Astronomy #Space #Science #Comets #Meteors #Meteorites #Fireballs #Illustration #Infographic #SolarSystem #Earth #Canada #STEM #Education
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A full scholarship funded by Cards Against Humanity - couldn't get any cooler than that. http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

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Science is the foundation for an innovative future. Without it being the basis of our society, we become ignorant of what is really happening around us. If we even know what questions to ask in the first place, we'd have to start from scratch every time.

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This helps in putting the scale of our solar system into perspective.
To Scale: The Solar System
from Wylie Overstreet PLUS  4 days ago ALL AUDIENCES
On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.
A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh
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Copyright 2015

h/t +Ron Garan 

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Another milestone. I'm hopeful for what's to come.
#Si2 landed after 4 days, 22 Hours and 1 minute in Hawaii. Congratulations André Borschberg for this first in history, congratulations Bertrand Piccard for your vision. Congrats #solarTEAM...!

#futureisclean is possible. solarimpulse.com
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