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In a photo provided by NASA, the Orion space capsule is seen atop a Delta IV rocket ready for a test launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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Apollo 11 begins the return trip to earth. Source: NASA

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Apollo 11 begins the return trip to earth. Source:NASA

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Not to be outdone, NASA lands probe on Comet too ... (Illustration by Walt Handelsman of The New Orleans Advocate)

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, file photo provided by NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket moments after liftoff last week. (AP Photo/NASA, Joel Kowsky, File)

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The unmanned Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes seconds after launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Oct. 28, 2014 (Screengrab via NASA TV)

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This image provided by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a close-up of the red planet Mars. (AP Photo/NASA) **FILE**

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The Soyuz TMA-14M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the International Space Station on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 carrying NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and Russians Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova. Serova will become the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to live and work on the station. (AP Photo/NASA, Aubrey Gemignani)

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This file photo released on June 23, 2014, by NASA, shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait. (AP Photo/NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS, File) ** FILE **

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, stands in front of the Atlas V first stage booster which relies on Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines. Lawmakers and national security analysts said they were aghast that the military allowed itself to become so dependent on Russian military technology during an era of uneasy relations. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A NASA artist's rendering of the Mars Rover, Curiosity. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for July 14, 2014 - Aldrin says U.S. taking giant leap backward: FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo from NASA, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, is photographed by Neil Armstrong walking near the lunar module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (AP Photo, NASA ,file)