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People Petition God: Bring Bowie Back

And don't miss the singalong in London

(Newser) - A petition may be futile, but that hasn't stopped hundreds from signing their names. The mission: Bring David Bowie back to life. Created by a fan in Rome, the petition begs God to "say no to David Bowie dead" and currently has some 1,200 supporters.... More »

'Clock Kid' Ahmed Gets 3 Very Cool Invitations

From the president, Zuck, and an astronaut

(Newser) - On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed was getting interrogated at a police station because he brought a homemade clock to school and it was mistaken for a bomb . But soon, the Texas 14-year-old might be hanging out in some much, much better locations. Three of the high-profile responses after his story went... More »

'Space Oddity' Astronaut's Suit Turns Up in Thrift Shop

Chris Hadfield doesn't know how it got there

(Newser) - Remember that astronaut who sang David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on the International Space Station? Chris Hadfield is making headlines again—or rather, his flight suit is. Somehow the blue outfit ended up in a Toronto thrift store, CBC reports. "I thought, wow, what is a flight suit... More »

ISS Commander Signs Off With Amazing 'Space Oddity' Cover

Social media star Chris Hadfield on his way home

(Newser) - After five months sitting in a tin can far above the world, International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield made a final addition to his series of space videos in the hours before his return to Earth. The Canadian astronaut, whose daily photos and tweets from space made him a star... More »

William Shatner Calls Real-Life Astronaut in Space

Has some questions for Canadian Chris Hadfield

(Newser) - An astronaut on the International Space Station got to talk to none other than Captain James T. Kirk today, reports. Chris Hadfield first heard from William Shatner on Twitter last month, when the actor asked the Canadian astronaut, "Are you tweeting from space?" The conversation grew to... More »

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