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NASA Tests Orion Capsule Parachute at Yuma Proving Ground

The Orion project is planned to take humans to Mars but before that can happen, NASA wants to send astronauts to the moon for the first time in decades. The space agency recently came to Yuma Proving Ground to test the parachute system for that capsule. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was on site…

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Earlier this month, two U.N. investigators went missing in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. And now the U.N. confirms their bodies have been found. Human rights groups are demanding answers as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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So last year, Ian Griffin, an astronomer in Dunedin, New Zealand, was able to catch a ride on the NASA SOFIA. It's a Boeing 747 airplane with an observatory on board.

IAN GRIFFIN: And on that flight it had an absolutely amazing view of the aurora australis.

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