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    This handout image provided by NASA shows a solar flare heading toward Earth. (Associated Press/NASA)


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    This artist concept provided by NASA on Jan. 10, 2012, shows the Curiosity rover cruising toward Mars. The spacecraft will adjust its flight path several times as it heads for an August landing in a Martian crater. (Associated Press)


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    This undated artist rendering provided by NASA on Dec. 21,2011 shows the twin Grail spacecraft mapping the lunar gravity field. The two probes are scheduled to enter orbit around the moon over New Year's weekend. (AP Photo/NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


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    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. The rocket will deliver a science laboratory to Mars to study potential habitable environments on the planet. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)


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    J.D. Kelly (center), 12, of Lexington Park, Md., asks for an autograph from Gen. Tom Stafford, a NASA astronaut who flew in two Gemini space flights and commanded Apollo 10 and the Apollo-Soyuz flight, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)


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    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. speaks Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)


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    NASA "We need each other more than ever before," says NASA's Jim Green of the imperiled partnership with the European Space Agency.


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    Illustration: NASA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times


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    Hurricane Irene, as seen from space. (Photo courtesy NASA)


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