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Two retired satellites will cross paths this evening above Pittsburgh. At around 6:30 p.m., the IRAS telescope and GGSE-4 payload are expected to come within about 40 feet of each other during their orbits. But scientists say it’s unlikely the two will make contact.

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A device created in Pittsburgh will be sent to the International Space Station next month. SoundSee, developed by technology company Bosch, uses artificial intelligence to detect mechanical problems based on sound. The project is in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based space robotics company, Astrobotic.

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The University of Pittsburgh is becoming a hub for biomedical research projects being sent to space. Pitt's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine will partner with the International Space Station's national laboratory on a first-of-its-kind alliance. 

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A research project from students at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy is headed to the International Space Station. The team hopes to find out how microgravity impacts antibiotic resistance, which may shed light on the issue on earth.

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University of Pittsburgh scientists are working with NASA to conduct research 240 miles above Earth – on the International Space Station. 

One of the six projects will look at how microgravity affects the fabrication of magnesium alloy, a versatile material used in a variety of applications inculding electronics, medical devices, aircraft and motorcycles.

Residents of Hawaii are keeping a close eye on two hurricanes in the Pacific, Madeline and Lester.

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are working on technology that could help make a human mission to Mars possible.