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New Horizons faces a nail-biter, but they should be able to get this fixed before the Pluto flyby: 
NASA said its New Horizons probe suffered a temporary communication breakdown on Saturday, 10 days before it's due to fly past Pluto.
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Good news! At last he space station crew will be able to stock up on the essentials: 
After two straight failures of space station resupply flights, a Russian Progress cargo ship was successfully sent into orbit — much to NASA's relief.
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In New Zealand, one rocket to rule them all: 
Rocket Lab says it plans to build its own launch site on New Zealand's Pacific coast by the end of the year.
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One of the weirdest ways to ensure survival of the species:
How kinky is Mother Nature? There's a species of flatworm that can use a hypodermic needle-like organ to inject itself with sperm and get pregnant.
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After the Falcon Fail, the Russians better straighten up and fly right:
This week's failure of SpaceX's space station resupply mission adds to the pressure surrounding the upcoming launch of Russia's Progress cargo craft.
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Falcon fails: It's a bad day for SpaceX, NASA and the space station.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke up just minutes after its launch with a robotic Dragon cargo capsule for the International Space Station, NASA said.
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Lost in Spaceport? We went to New Mexico to see how Spaceport America is coping with delays: . 
When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke up over the Mojave Desert eight months ago, the shock wave was felt more than 800 miles away in New Mexico.
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Red Planet drones? Mars One habitats? How 'bout a Mars mission reading list? Got it covered:
Will drone gliders fly over Mars? Is it feasible to build a Red Planet habitat? When can NASA start sending Mars-o-nauts? Find out what's in the air.
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Great views of Pluto's dark patch and Charon's dark pole from New Horizons. Embrace the dark side!
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This month's top pictures of the cosmos highlight the bright lights (auroras) and the lowlights (SpaceX loss).
Glory in the glow of summer's northern lights, a Stonehenge sunrise, a glittering galaxy and other shining space highlights from June 2015.
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We're talkin' 'bout asteroids and how to live with them on "Virtually Speaking Science."
Scientists and spacefliers will be focusing attention on near-Earth objects when the first-ever Asteroid Day plays out on Tuesday.
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OneWeb announces $500 million in funding and 60 launches. That's huge, but SpaceX is also in this space race:
OneWeb says it has raised $500 million in funding for its plan to put more than 600 satellites in orbit for low-cost global Internet access.
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Quantum fluctuations in space and science from NBC News' Alan Boyle
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Cosmic Log (est. 2002) brings together news about Mars, Hubble, SpaceShipTwo, ancient mysteries and scientific quirks, as told by NBC News science editor Alan Boyle.