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Final 100 Candidates to Colonize Mars Have Been Chosen to Never Come Back

Wait, what? About two years ago, the Mars One project began soliciting candidates to go on a one-way trip to Mars to help prepare the planet for colonization by Earth. There will be 24 selected to head to Mars and begin the process of making the red planet ready for the rest of us to move house.

And die, I guess, since there's no return trip even in the planning for this.

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Rick Wetherington, Tim Powers and Tim Terry/NASA
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SpaceX Rocket Booster Crashes On to Floating Barge [Video]

Explosions are cool. That is particularly true when they’re scientific explosions that don’t injure anyone.

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Fashion Designer, QVC Host Debate If Moon Is Planet Or Star [Video]

If you watch QVC, you know fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is on the cable network shopping channel all the time.

Recently, he and his co-host, Jane Treacy, were talking about a women's shirt, and she said the green pattern reminded her of what the Earth looks like from the moon.

That was a dumb comment because it didn't really look like the Earth at all. But then things got WAY dumber.

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Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Earth from International Space Station

The astronauts on board the ISS know that we love pictures and video of ourselves so much, they spend a lot of time taking pictures of us from up there.

Alexander Gerst was up there for six months, and set up his camera while he was working, to take over 12,000 pictures of the earth.

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Rick Krumbacher
Rick Krumbacher
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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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J. Martin Harris Photography/Paragon Space Development Corporation
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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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