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Diego Maradona tribute plane unveiled in Argentina

Reuters  —  An aeroplane dedicated to Argentine great Diego Maradona was unveiled on Wednesday ahead of a journey that will end at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. The Tango D10S – a 12-seater financed by an Argentine fintech company – is designed as a flying museum in …

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Gravity-defying feats on display at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final

CNN  —  A standard 65-seat school bus spans about 35 feet long. At the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final on May 14, one competitor threw a paper airplane 200.49 feet – almost the length of six school buses placed end-to-end. Held in Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport, the event is …

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This NASA astronaut voted from space

Story highlights Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut He voted in the 2016 election CNN —   From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living on board the International Space Station, filed his ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a …

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Space travel: Going to space is a real pain in the back

Story highlights Astronauts can temporarily gain 2 inches in height but suffer muscle loss and back pain More countermeasures involving exercise may help mitigate pain and muscle loss CNN —   A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they …

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Girls to design Africa’s first private space satellite

Story highlights Africa will launch its first private satellite into space It’s been built by schoolgirls CNN —   They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions – to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space in 2019. They are part of a …

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