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A robonaut prototype working on the International Space Station. A NASA plan would place robots on unmanned stations to service Earth orbiting satellites. (Photo: NASA/JPL)

NASA Wants To Build Robotic Gas Stations In Space

Orbiting stations would be able to repair and refuel existing satellites.

07/30/2014

The official seal of the National Aeoronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decorates a podium at NASA headquarters on June 13, 2002 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Mini-Shuttle Sent By Air-Force Back To Space

The military’s small, top-secret version of the space shuttle rocketed into orbit Tuesday for a repeat mystery mission, two years after making the first flight of its kind.

12/11/2012

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