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In this still image taken from video posted by NASA on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio, left, and Mike Hopkins show some of the turkey and green bean casserole they plan to eat for their Thanksgiving meal in a video made aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. “Though we miss our families, it’s great to be in space,” Hopkins said from 260 miles above Earth in the taped message. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Valkyrie is NASA's "superhero robot." (YouTube)

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The Mars rover Curiosity, pictured here in a self-portrait, has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on the red planet that may have teemed with microbes for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had imagined, new research suggests. (AP Photo/NASA)

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The Mars rover Curiosity, pictured here in a self-portrait, has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on the red planet that may have teemed with microbes for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had imagined, new research suggests. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Comet ISON (left) approaches the sun on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in this frame grab taken from enhanced video made by NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Comet ISON (left) approaches the sun on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in this frame grab taken from enhanced video made by NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Kepler-22b This artist's conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

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In this still image taken from video posted by NASA on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio, left, and Mike Hopkins show some of the turkey and green bean casserole they plan to eat for their Thanksgiving meal in a video made aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. “Though we miss our families, it’s great to be in space,” Hopkins said from 260 miles above Earth in the taped message. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this photo provided by NASA, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Maven spacecraft launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)