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  • In Pictures Preparing for blast off

    Former Microsoft software developer Charles Simonyi flies during a parabolic flight aboard a zero-gravity simulator, a Russian IL-76 MDK aircraft used for astronauts' training flights in weightlessness, in Star City outside Moscow, on Feb. 26, 2007. As the world's fifth space tourist, Simonyi blasted off to the International Space Station on April 7, 2007.

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  • NASA should protect Earth from space rocks, panel finds

    NASA should protect Earth from space rocks, panel finds

    A NASA task force says the space agency should make protecting the planet a strategic goal.

  • In Pictures Preparing for blast off

    Former Microsoft software developer Charles Simonyi flies during a parabolic flight aboard a zero-gravity simulator, a Russian IL-76 MDK aircraft used for astronauts' training flights in weightlessness, in Star City outside Moscow, on Feb. 26, 2007. As the world's fifth space tourist, Simonyi blasted off to the International Space Station on April 7, 2007.