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The list of places we want to see is just growing and growing — and we don't mean here on Earth.
Space travel will be a reality some day, and if they don't stop finding new planets, we here at SpacePerez.com will never have enough time to see them all.
Science has just discovered THREE more exoplanets (planets not in our solar system).
This is a big find, because
Have you ever seen anything this beautiful?
Forget about all the turmoil and hatred and bigotry in the world for a few minutes and think about the planet itself.
It's incredible — and nobody knows that better than space station astronauts. Some of them got together and edited this video capturing the earth hurtling past beneath and the stars forming kaleidoscopes as the space station tumbles past.
We want to go to there.
We here at
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Sometimes, that science is so mind boggling and crazy we can't think about it too much or our brains might burst.
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Here, we've got your SpaceX update! And it's a doozy!
SpaceX's Dragon space capsule, the one that will have humans in it, has passed a key design review, moving one step closer to carrying astronauts into orbit!
In a historic event for the Chinese, Liu Yang has been selected to join two male astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang, as part of a three-person crew about to get their space on!
They'll be taking the Shenzhou-9 on a space docking mission.
And, Liu is crazy qualified for this, too. At 33, she was the deputy head of a flight unit of the PLA's Air Force and an air force major.
Plus, she is also a veteran pilot with 1,680 hours of flying experience and, after two years of training, excelled in testing before being selected as a candidate for the crew. So it's not like they were like, "Well, we need a woman, so you'll do."
Here's what a spokeswoman said:
"It will also further expand the social impact of human space missions and showcase the positive image of Chinese women. As a woman, I am eagerly looking forward to this flight with a female astronaut."
Congrats and good luck, Liu!
Let's hope they can pull it off — space docking is a tough maneuver!
[Image via AP Images.]