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NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket is slated for a 2018 launch

Upstarts like SpaceX might get most of the attention, but let's not forget that NASA -- you know, the folks who actually put 12 guys on the moon -- isn't done pushing to explore the heavens just yet. Case in point: the agency is working on a whopper of a rocket called (unimaginatively enough) the Space Launch System that'll eventually propel a manned Orion capsule in Mars' direction, and officials just green-lit that massive booster for development. The formulation phase is over folks, time to build this crazy thing. There is, however, a downside. You see, the SLS was originally slated to make its first official test flight with an uncrewed Orion capsule in December 2017, but it's looking at this point like that inaugural launch will actually take place nearly a year later. Yeah, we can hardly wait either, but it was going to be a long while before all the development and infrastructure fell into place anyway -- NASA associate administrator Robert Lightfoot reaffirmed in a statement that we won't be flinging humans at the red planet until the 2030s. Think you can beat that, Mr. Musk?

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Vanessa Hudgens Stops at Trader Joe's After a Festival Weekend
Vanessa Hudgens slips back to her car after a quick run to Trader Joe’s market in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (August 27). The 25-year-old actress hid her pretty face behind a full bag of perishables after her morning workout. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vanessa Hudgens Over the past weekend, Vanessa hit [...]
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Sister of Boston Bombing Suspects Arrested for Allegedly Making Bomb Threat
Ailina Tsarnaeva, the sister of the infamous Boston bombing suspects, was arrested by the NYPD this week for allegedly calling a New York woman and sending her a pretty explicit bomb threat.
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Chris O'Dowd Reveals His Baby News via Ice Bucket Challenge!
Chris O’Dowd and his wife Dawn O’Porter revealed some super exciting news via their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video – they’re having a baby! “I’ve been nominated by a bunch of bloody idiots,” the 34-year-old Bridesmaids actor says in his video. “So I guess it’s time.” “I’d like to nominated Baby O’Porter,” Chris says at [...]
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Van Susteren: Obama Associating with Sharpton Sends ‘Rotten Message’
Greta Van Susteren ended her show Wednesday night with a big question: why is President Obama "picking Reverend Al Sharpton as his liaison in Ferguson"? She called this a "rotten message to send to the nation."
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This Saturday: The Auburn Auction
Similar to Auctions America's Fall Classic covered last week, Worldwide Auctioneers holds an annual late summer sale in Auburn, Indiana as well. Hosted at the National Auto & Truck Museum formerly used for Cord L29 post-assembly finishing and prototype construction, the August 30th sale features roughly 80 interesting cars of different types, origins and eras. Here's four of our favorites from the full catalog.
'Tony Soprano Is Not Dead' Headlines Are Inaccurate, Creator David Chase's Rep Says
One of the most famous scenes in television history has to be the final scene of The Sopranos, in which the main character Tony Soprano was left with an ambiguous ending. A journalist for Vox reportedly had a conversation with the show’s creator David Chase and she claims that he admitted to her that James [...]
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BTCC For The Road: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon
8/27/2014 Update: This Volvo is once again on the market, this time from the guy who bought it when last featured in April. He says he has added 4000 street miles since then. Find it here on Craigslist in Washington for $11,500. Special thanks to BaT reader for the update! From 4/29/2014: This 1995 Volvo 850 turbo wagon is heavily modified as a street/track car in the style of the BTCC Walkinshaw touring wagons. The seller says that the car has 1500 miles on the entire build. The interior is gutted with only two race buckets and an impressive roll cage. We've thought about building one of these and have searched Craigslist for donors many times, but this one is offered for less than we would have spent on the donor 5-speed wagon and the cage alone. Find it here on Craigslist in Bainbridge Island, Washington for $7500. Special thanks to BaT reader Greg K. for this submission!
Clean 1975 Chevrolet Suburban ‘Trailering Special’
This 1975 Chevrolet Suburban is a clean and preserved "Trailering Special" example with a 454 V8 and 2WD. We love the Evergreen State mud flaps and the steel wheels with white letter Wild Country tires. Front and rear A/C is said to blow ice cold and the truck has 100k miles. Find it here on Craigslist in Washington for $6500 or offer. Special thanks to BaT reader James H. for this submission!
Mathew Knowles Claims That Jay Z and Solange’s Elevator Brawl Was Staged To Boost Ticket Sales

If Mathew Knowles‘ relationship with Beyonce wasn’t strained already, it will be after she hears about his latest run-in with the media. The mastermind behind Destiny’s Child talked about his famous offspring during an interview with a Houston radio program this morning (August 27) and claimed that Solange‘s elevator brawl with Jay Z was staged to ... More »
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USC’s Shaw Admits To Lying, Pants Do Not, In Fact, Catch On Fire
After the University of Southern Cal received several phone calls questioning the validity of Josh Shaw’s story that he injured both ankles Saturday night trying to save his nephew, the senior cornerback admitted that he lied. Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, was shocked, to say the least.
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Can Teen Mom Survive Without Farrah Abraham’s Drama?
The ladies of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 seem surprisingly functional these days. Amber Portwood is out of jail, Jenelle Evans has resolved her addiction issues and Kailyn Lowry is enjoying her relationship with Javi Marroquin. This is great news for these young women, but not necessarily for MTV. Farrah Abraham would present the perfect opportunity for […]
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Glee's Heather Morris Reportedly Engaged to Taylor Hubbell!
Heather Morris is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell, according to Us Weekly. “They’re super happy together and it just made sense,” a source told the mag. “Heather was beaming when spotted wearing her engagement ring.” Heather and Taylor are the parents of an 11-month-old son named Elijah. “I want to marry Taylor and [...]
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Tottenham Keen To Seal Loan Move For Manchester Untied Striker
Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Danny Welbeck...

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to pursue the loan signing of Manchester United's England International forward Danny Welbeck.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, the Spurs boss was in Milton Keynes to watch the striker on Tuesday, as Louis van Gaal's side crashed out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of the League 1 Dons.

Pochettino is keen for further signings before the transfer window closes on Monday, and added Sevilla defender Federico Fazio to his squad yesterday evening.

Tottenham are believed to be among a number of teams interested in Welbeck, but unlike Sunderland and Hull City, they offer European football. North London rivals Arsenal have also been linked, but White Hart Lane is believed to be the player's preferred destination.

The Argentine is also interested in Jay Rodriguez, but the Southampton striker will not be fit until January and relations between the clubs were soured by a failed swoop for Morgan Schneiderlin.

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1962 Mercedes Benz 220S Fintail Project
This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220S (chassis 11101010019483) is a perfect rally driver starting point, and already includes later steel wheels and a 4-speed manual on the column. The missing dash and cluster are a bit of an issue, but a full custom dash or a coupe cluster its big tach could both be cool options. The factory gray color is a winner. Find it here on Craigslist in California for $4500.
Michael Egan Drops Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against X-Men Director Bryan Singer

One of the men accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of sex abuse voluntarily dropped his lawsuit today, apparently because he couldn't find another lawyer to take on the case after his original lawyer quit.

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Ariana Grande Talks About Abruptly Ending a Fan Meet & Greet
Ariana Grande poses for some photos while making an appearance on the SiriusXM Hits 1 Morning Mash Up broadcast on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old singer made some headlines this week after the father of one of her biggest fan’s wrote a long blog post detailing a negative experience his daughter had [...]
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