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By Jimmij42 ( Via: NASA)
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NASA is planning to send satellites Ebb and Flow into the moon on December 17. God help us all.

Via: io9
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Above we have Neil deGrasse Tyson's address at the 28th National Space Symposium. If you have a free hour in your day I highly recommend watching the whole thing, as deGrasse Tyson addresses everything from Newt Gingrich's proposed moon base to the way space travel is a pervasive force in our everyday culture.

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The solar-electric propulsion thruster pictured above ditches burning chemical fuel for xenon ions accelerated by an electric field generated using solar panels. This provides a steady stream of ions that can slowly nudge a spacecraft to high speeds with minimal fuel, making it a good choice for long-range missions.
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