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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)

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This image provided by NASA shows the encapsulated Glory spacecraft sitting atop the Taurus XL rocket and awaiting launch on the pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex in Calif., Feb. 22, 2011. Vandenberg Air Force Base officials sid the Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA's Glory satellite lifted off about 2:10 a.m. PST Friday, March 4, 2011, from the base. However the fairing surrounding the Glory spacecraft failed to separate properly preventing the spacecraft from reaching orbit. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In a photo provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery is seen shortly after the Rotating Service Structure was rolled back at launch pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, will carry the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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NASA crews prepare Space Shuttle Discovery for its scheduled launch on Thursday for an 11-day trip to the International Space Station — its 39th mission. No other craft has flown in space as much. (Associated Press)

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This photo released by NASA/JPL on Feb. 15, 2011 shows an image from NASA's Stardust mission of comet Tempel 1 taken on Feb. 14, 2011. The Stardust craft zipped past a comet half the size of Manhattan during a Valentine's Day rendezvous that scientists hoped would shed light on these icy solar system bodies. At nearest approach, the craft passed within 112 miles of the potato-shaped comet, closer than the original prediction. (AP Photo/ NASA/JPL/ Caltech/Cornell)

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Capt. Mark E. Kelly, husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be aboard Endeavour for its final flight in April, NASA confirmed Friday Jan. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/NASA, File)