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Flight Path detail
Like you really need anyone to tell you there’s cool stuff to see in this Universe:

• The BBC introduces us to Michael Markieta’s really cool flight path data visualization.

• Meet Caton, a loggerhead sea turtle who really likes hanging out with people.

• Fare thee well, GALEX. Fare thee well, Jason-1. Thank you, both, for such dedicated service.

• Did you raise a glass to Curiosity, who celebrated a year on Mars this month?

• Speaking of faithful service, did you hear that Opportunity now holds the mission record for NASA extraterrestrial surface travel? Oppy watchers are now tuned in as the faithful rover pushes for the all-time world-offworld record. Go get ’em, Oppy.

• You are free to believe or not the video of the SpaceX Falcon 9 “Grasshopper” divert test below, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real.