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Space Shuttle Columbia disaster remembered 10 years later (PHOTOS)

"The Lord definitely healed our hearts tremendously, but it's a lifelong process," Commander Rick Husband's widow told CNN. "I don't think that pain ever completely goes away."

South Korea launches first space rocket, puts satellite in orbit

The pressure was on to catch up with North Korea, which put its first satellite into orbit last month.

Opportunity rover: 9 years on Mars

"Opportunity is still in very good health, especially considering what it's gone through," John Callas, manager of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project, told ABC News.

Cosmic radiation accelerates Alzheimer's: study

"This study shows for the first time that exposure to radiation levels equivalent to a mission to Mars could produce cognitive problems and speed up changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer's disease," study author Kerry O'Banion, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, said in a statement, according to Space.com.

Russia to increase space program budget to nearly $70B for 2013-2020

"The program will enable our country to effectively participate in forward-looking projects, such as the International Space Station (ISS), the study of the Moon, Mars and other celestial bodies in the solar system," Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to Reuters.

‘Earth twin’ likely to be discovered in 2013, scientists say

Planet hunters believe that we will find an ‘alien Earth’ in 2013, Space.com reported. "The first planet with a measured size, orbit and incident stellar flux that is suitable for life is likely to be announced in 2013," Geoff Marcy, a University of California, Berkeley-based member of the team of scientists who work with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, told Space.com.

Kate Winslet going into space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight

Actress Kate Winslet will be going into space on a Virgin Galactic flight. Sir Richard Branson bought her the trip as a wedding present.
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British actress Kate Winslet with husband Ned Rocknroll after attending the 2,000-metre Longines Hong Kong Cup race at the Hong Kong International Races at the Shatin racecourse in Hong Kong on December 9, 2012. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Kate Winslet will be going into space on a Virgin Galactic flight. Sir Richard Branson bought her the trip as a wedding present.
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NASA to launch another Mars rover in 2020

The new rover is the seventh Mars exploration mission in the planning or operational stages at NASA, Pasadena Now reported.

One giant leap for Europe?

LONDON — In space no one can hear you scream. But they may be able to hear you moan about debt crises and squabble over how to keep your astronautical ambitions from crashing back down to Earth. That’s what members of the European Space Agency were doing when they gathered in Naples this week to decide how to spend a $13 billion, three-year budget provided by countries whose cash-strapped citizens are more likely to be contemplating the gutter than the stars.

Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier, YouTube live video record (VIDEO)

More than eight million people watched Austrian jumper Felix Baumgartner's now-famous free fall to Earth from the edge of space on Sunday, making it the most-watched live video in YouTube history.
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