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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Model Rocketry Club Converts Porta-Potty Into Rocket [Video]

Sometimes it's just cool to blow things up. And it's even cooler to launch things into space.

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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Indianapolis Mechanic Builds Spaceship Car [Video]

Steve Anderson seems to be your average mechanic during the day.

But once the stars align, the Indianapolis man turns into a whole different type of person, The Indianapolis Star reported.

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NASA’s Orion Mission Managers Tap Friday Launch Attempt

For all the space junkies out there: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, has been rescheduled.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Comet Is Making Some Pretty Creepy Noises [Video]

Science is just mind-blowing sometimes.

Remember last week when we made history by landing on a comet?

Well, that comet has a weak magnetic field that appears to be oscillating at low frequencies. To put that into terms that all of us normal human beings can understand, it's making an eerie sound.

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NASA Astronauts Float a GoPro in a Water Bubble – Pretty Cool

Being an astronaut has to be the coolest thing ever.  Why else would we all dream of being one when we were kids?  NASA should be the coolest place to work ever!

They always seem to get to do the coolest experiments, and have lots of fun!

I know, there's a bunch of boring stuff they have to do, too...but we don't care about that! We want to see the fun stuff!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes Seconds After Launch [Video]

NASA endured a massive failure on Tuesday.

An unmanned Antares rocket, intended to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, exploded seconds after launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Google Executive Skydives From Stratosphere, Sets New Record [Video]

Two years ago, we watched in awe as daredevil Felix Baumgartner set a world record by jumping from a specially designed capsule from a height of 128,000 feet.

Then on Saturday, out of nowhere, we heard Baumgartner's record had been broken!

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
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First Vine Posted From Space!

It was only a matter of time before the Vine thing got to space.

Here it is, for historical purposes:  The first ever Vine posted from space!  Reid Wiseman is now the first person to ever post a Vine from space.  Will this be commemorated with a national holiday or something?  Probably not, but it's still one of the cooler things to check out on Vine.

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European Space Agency Captures Images Of Asteroid Lutetia
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An Asteroid is On Its Way Toward Earth Today – See It Coming at 4pm!

We have less than an hour before an asteroid, NEA DX110, comes close to earth.  How close, you ask?  Closer than the moon, so in space terms, that's like a near miss or something!

The asteroid is between 25 and 30 meters in size, and will pass 10,000 kilometers closer to us than the moon is, but that's still over 350,000 kilometers away.

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Astronaut Performs First Cover of ‘Space Oddity’ from Space

As good as David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' is, it's still rather surreal watching someone perform it from space.

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Watch Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From the Edge of Space

In case you completely avoided all contact with the internet yesterday, Felix Baumgartner's jump from 128,100 feet about Earth was a success.

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