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Jun 9, 2015

The Future Of Space Exploration

The Future Of Space Exploration

The human race is constantly trying to push that final frontier further an further away. To do this we're coming up with some awesome machinery.

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A computer-generated image of a EADS Atrium aircraft which will enable space tourists to experience weightlessness in 2012 Ho New/Reuters

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Argentine NASA team member tests space suit designed for Mars in Antarctica Ho New/REUTERS

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Robonaut 2 is shown in the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory during a round of testing NASA/Reuters

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Volker Maiwald, left, executive officer and habitat engineer and Hans van Ôt Woud, a mapping researcher and the health and safety officer of Crew 125 EuroMoonMars B mission, return to the habitat in their simulated space suits at the Mars Desert Research Jim Urquhart/REUTERS

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A SpaceX upgraded Falcon 9 rocket undergoes launch preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Gene Blevins/REUTERS

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Handout of technicians working on the heat shield of NASA's Orion space capsule at Kennedy Space Center in Florida NASA/Reuters

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NASA handout shows a prototype of a free-flying space robot equipped with a smartphone, known as Smart SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites) NASA/Reuters

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Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft mothership, which landed safely after splitting from SpaceShipTwo, is seen in a hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

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A BEAM module is displayed during a media briefing in Las Vegas NASA/Reuters

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People take pictures as the SLS five-segment Solid Rocket Motor undergoes a static test fire at the Orbital ATK facility in Promontory Jim Urquhart/REUTERS

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Physicist Schildhammer wears Aouda.X spacesuit simulator during field test inside giant ice cave at Dachstein mountain Lisi Niesner/REUTERS

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NASA artist's rendering of an X-37 orbital test vehicle NASA/Handout

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An undated U.S. Air Force handout graphic depicts the X-51A Waverider in flight Handout/Reuters

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Sunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope expanded at Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach NASA/Reuters

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An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars Handout/REUTERS

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NASA?s Space Launch System 70-metric-ton configuration is seen launching to space in this undated artist's rendering NASA/Reuters

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The unmanned SpaceX Crew Dragon lifts off from launch pad 40 during a Pad Abort Test at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral Scott Audette/REUTERS

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An undated artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator NASA/REUTERS

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NASA handout shows the Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser flight vehicle being readied for 60 mph tow tests at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards NASA/Reuters

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Epp, Johnson Space Center Project Manager for ALHAT, shows the media the Morpheus prototype lander in Cape Canaveral, NASA/REUTERS

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NASA astronauts Cady Coleman and Ricky Arnold step into the Orion crew module hatch during a series of spacesuit check tests conducted at the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston NASA/REUTERS

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An artist's concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft seen orbiting near the surface of the moon NASA/Reuters

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Cassini spacecraft makes a close pass by Saturn's moon Enceladus in an artist's rendering image NASA/REUTERS

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A NASA picture shows a 1.79 percent scale model of a future concept supersonic aircraft NASA/REUTERS

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NASA's new Earth-bound rover in Summit Camp the highest spot in Greenland NASA/REUTERS

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