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Saturday Space Sight: NASA’s Mariner 10 mission took this first close-up photo of Venus.
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STS-118 Mission Specialist Alvin Drew Jr. holds a camera as he and Richard Mastracchio and Barbara R. Morgan, both mission specialists, and Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson work among stowed equipment and an Extravehicular Mobility Unit during the STS-118 / Expedition 15 joint operations. (Photo credit by NASA/Released)

Retired Air Force colonel Benjamin Alvin Drew didn’t let naysayers keep him from reaching his dreams of becoming an astronaut.
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Saturday Space Sight: This infrared image of Saturn’s rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one direction.
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Saturday Space Sight: Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away.
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One U.S. Air Force officer is teaching kids in Afghanistan to discover the universe by introducing them to the scientific wonders of the night sky.
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Current deep-space search telescopes can’t provide a full picture of objects such as microsatellites and space debris that threaten military satellites. (U.S. Defense Department photo/Released)

DARPA wants to eliminate surprises in space by rethinking national security strategies outside of our atmosphere.
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Saturday Space Sight: this long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 (foreground) is the deepest ever made of any cluster of galaxies.
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MC2 Glenn Slaughter hopes to be among the first intrepid few to colonize Mars as a part of the ambitious Mars One program! He’s made it this far, can he make it all the way to the red planet?
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