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What $27.2 billion buys NASA — and more space stories you may have missed this week

Welcome to “This Week in Outer Space,” where you’ll find a recent roundup of the best space coverage from Yahoo News and our partners. Last week we did a deep dive into the complex problem of measuring time on the moon. This week we’ve got the NASA equivalent of Apple releasing the new iPhone; a real bummer for fans of Tom Cruise; and an unfortunate series of events for Japan’s space program.