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In this undated photo provided by NASA, Christopher Kraft, flight director during Project Mercury, works at his console inside the Flight Control area at Mercury Mission Control, in Houston.
Engineer was US space agency's first flight director as the space race developed between the US and Soviet Union
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July 22, 2019
FILE - NASA's Space Launch System mobile launcher rolls on a crawler-transporter for months of testing before the launch of Artemis 1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, June 27, 2019.
The space agency published documents explaining in detail what it is looking for in a lunar lander that will bring the two astronauts, one a woman, to the moon
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July 22, 2019
FILE - Children living in the Thai-Myanmar border come to a malaria clinic to get tested in Sai Yoke district, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, Oct. 26, 2012.
The strain has also evolved and picked up new genetic mutations which may make it yet more resistant to drugs, scientists report
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By Reuters
July 22, 2019
FILE - This July 14, 2019, file photo shows the summit of  Mauna Kea in Hawaii.  Activists say they're protecting Mauna Kea from being the site  of a proposed thirty meter telescope.
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Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki over the weekend
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July 22, 2019
FILE - A view of the Milky Way from an area of Puyehue National Park near Osorno City, Chile, May 8, 2008.
The union of the Milky Way and the so-called dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus increased our galaxy's mass by about a quarter and triggered a period of accelerated star formation lasting about 2 to 4 billion years, scientists said
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By Reuters
July 22, 2019
This Oct. 16, 2015, photo shows an ice floe floating on a lake in front of the Solheimajokull glacier, where the ice has retreated by more than 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) since annual measurements began in 1931.
Iceland's first glacier to be lost to rising temperatures is to be marked with a memorial carrying a grim warning about the impact of climate change
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By Reuters
July 22, 2019
FILE - Congo's then-Health Minister Oly Ilunga speaks to a reporter in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 20, 2018.
A new task force will report directly to the DRC president amid a debate over an experimental vaccine
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July 22, 2019