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About two weeks from now on August 21, a lot of people will be looking up. They will be witnessing the first "coast to coast" solar eclipse visible in the United States in about 100 years.

You can use this interactive map from NASA to find exactly when to look for the effects of the eclipse in your part of the world. And if you need help converting UTC or (UT) time, check here.

Howard Hochhalter manages the Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. He says in Florida, we'll get about 83 to 85 percent of the eclipse.


Photo: Karl Shreeves via NASA

An international crew of "aquanauts" just returned from a NASA mission right here on Earth. The spent ten days living at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, conducting experiments and simulating space walks off Florida's coast, as part of research efforts the agency says will prepare astronauts living and working in space and even with a manned mission to Mars.

Sixty feet beneath the water’s surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary sits one of the world’s three undersea research laboratories.

And as you read this, the Aquarius Reef Base is home to an international crew of researchers, including Dominic D’Agostino, an associate professor at the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine.

A University of South Florida professor is preparing to go to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as part of a NASA mission.

Dominic D'Agostino, who studies how extreme environments affect the human body, is one of four crew members - and the only non NASA or European Space Agency member.

Photo: SpaceX via Flickr Public Domain

Private aerospace manufacturer and space delivery company SpaceX made history last week when it successfully re-launched and re-landed a rocket that had already made one trip to low-Earth orbit. With roughly 70 percent of a rocket's cost sunk in the rocket, SpaceX's reuse of an orbital rocket represents a breakthrough for the economics of space exploration.

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