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This image provided by NASA televsion shows the space shuttle Endeavour's tiles being inspected early Saturday morning May 21, 2011, using both the shuttle's robot arm and the International Space Station's robot arm. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA on Saturday, May 14, 2011, and taken by an Expedition 27 crew member aboard the International Space Station on May 12, 2011, clearly shows the outlines of some heavily flooded agricultural fields on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. The center point for this frame is just north of Caruthersville, Mo., and west of Ridgely, Tenn. North is toward the lower right corner of the image. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This March 28, 2011 image provided by NASA shows composited images from Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical and X-ray telescopes of a gamma-ray explosion designated GRB 110328A. Scientists say this blast is unusual because the effects are long-lasting. More than a week later, they continue to see high-energy radiation spiking and fading at the source. Flaring from such an event usually lasts a couple of hours. (AP Photo/NASA, Swift, Stefan Immler)

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This image provided by NASA is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System's innermost planet, Mercury. The image was captured early this morning, at 5:20 a.m. EDT,Tuesday March 29, 2011. The dominant rayed crater in the upper portion of the image is Debussy. The bottom portion of this image is near Mercury's south pole and includes a region of Mercury's surface not previously seen by spacecraft. On March 17, 2011 (March 18, 2011, UTC), MESSENGER became the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. (AP Photo/NASA)

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FILE - This undated file image provided by NASA shows the surface of Mars as seen from the stuck Mars rover, Spirit. The prospect of ever hearing from Spirit is fading after it failed to respond to repeated calls from Earth since a little over a year ago. NASA officials say the fact that Spirit hasn't called home suggests something is more seriously wrong than just a power issue. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

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This image provided by NASA, shows a image NASA’s Messenger probe made when it flew by Mercury in September 2009. It's a close-up of its pockmarked southern hemisphere, an area that had never been seen before. Messenger will enter into Mercury’s orbit on March 17, 2011. Earth is about to get better acquainted with its oddball planetary cousin. (AP Photo/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)

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In this March 15, 2011 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Scott Kelly, Expedition 26 commander, right, poses with Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In a photo provided by NASA, Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly wears a blue wrist band that has a peace symbol, a heart and the word "Gabby" to show his love of his sister-in-law, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, as he rest onboard a Russian Search and Rescue helicopter shortly after he and fellow crew members Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri landed in their Soyuz TMA-01M capsule near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. NASA astronaut Kelly, and Russian cosmonauts Skripochka and Kaleri are returning from almost six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 25 and 26 crews. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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In this photo provided by NASA, Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly wears a blue wristband that has a peace symbol, a heart and the name "Gabby" to show his support for his sister-in-law, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, as he rested onboard a Russian Search and Rescue helicopter shortly after he and fellow crew members Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri landed in their Soyuz TMA-01M capsule near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. NASA Astronaut Kelly, Russian Cosmonauts Skripochka and Kaleri are returning from almost six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 25 and 26 crews. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDIT

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This image provided by NASA was photographed by the spacecraft Messenger, the first ever images made from a spacecraft while in orbit around the planet. It shows Mercury's horizon as the spacecraft was moving northward along the first orbit during which MDIS was turned on. On March 17, 2011 Messenger became the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this image provided by NASA the space shuttle Discovery is seen from the International Space Station as the two orbital spacecraft accomplish their relative separation on March 7, 2011 after an aggregate of 12 astronauts and cosmonauts worked together for over a week. The area below is the southwestern coast of Morocco in the northern Atlantic. During a post undocking fly-around, the crew members aboard the two spacecraft collected a series of photos of each other's vehicle. Discovery ended its nearly 27-year flying career when it landed Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this image provided by NASA the space shuttle Discovery is seen from the International Space Station as the two orbital spacecraft accomplish their relative separation on March 7, 2011 after an aggregate of 12 astronauts and cosmonauts worked together for over a week. The area below is the southwestern coast of Morocco in the northern Atlantic. During a post undocking fly-around, the crew members aboard the two spacecraft collected a series of photos of each other's vehicle. Discovery ended its nearly 27-year flying career when it landed Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this image provided by NASA the space shuttle Discovery is seen from the International Space Station as the two orbital spacecraft accomplish their relative separation on March 7, 2011, after an aggregate of 12 astronauts and cosmonauts worked together for over a week. During a post undocking fly-around, the crew members aboard the two spacecraft collected a series of photos of each other's vehicle. Discovery ended its nearly 27-year flying career when it landed Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this image provided by NASA the International Space Station is seen from Discovery backdropped against clouds over Earth, as the two orbital spacecraft accomplish their relative separation on March 7, 2011, after an aggregate of 12 astronauts and cosmonauts worked together for over a week. During a post undocking fly-around, the crew members aboard the two spacecraft collected a series of photos of each other's vehicle. Discovery ended its nearly 27-year flying career when it landed Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA and photographed Sunday March 6, 2011, by an Expedition 26 crew member on the International Space Station shows Earth's thin line of atmosphere and a gibbous moon. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Inside the U.S. space lab Destiny, 12 astronauts and cosmonauts take a break from a very busy week aboard the International Space Station to pose for a joint STS-133 (space shuttle Discovery)/Expedition 26 (ISS) group portrait on Thursday, March 3, 2010. The STS-133 crew members, attired in red shirts, are (from left) NASA astronauts Nicole Stott, Alvin Drew, Eric Boe, Steve Lindsay, Michael Barratt and Steve Bowen. The dark-blue-attired Expedition 26 crew members (from left) are European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli; Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka, Dmitry Kondratyev (below) and Alexander Y. Kaleri; and NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Cady Coleman (below). (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this 59-second time exposure photo released by Anthony Galvan III, the Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA's Glory satellite launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Goleta, Calif., early Friday, March 4, 2011. NASA says in a statement that a protective shell atop the rocket did not separate from the satellite as it should have about three minutes after the launch. The rocket failed to reach orbit. (AP Photo/Anthony Galvan III) NO SALES

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In this image taken from video released by NASA, all twelve Discovery and International Space Station crew members wave during a call from President Barack Obama Thursday, March 3, 2011. From top left, Nicole Stott, Paolo Nespoli, Oleg Skripochka, Alexander Kaleri, Dmitry Kondratyev, commander Scott Kelly, Catherine Coleman, and Steve Bowen; from bottom left, Alvin Drew, pilot Eric Boe, commander Steve Lindsey, and Michael Barratt. (AP Photo/NASA)

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The Taurus XL rocket that blasted off carrying NASA's Glory satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday March 4, 2011, failed to reach orbit. NASA says in a statement that a protective shell atop the rocket did not separate from the satellite as it should have about three minutes after the launch. (AP Photo/Bryan Walton - Santa Maria Times)