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Millions in US get set for rare total solar eclipse

Skygazers across the United States awoke in excited anticipation Monday of witnessing the Sun briefly disappear, with the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent just hours away.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast.

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Japan, launched in orbit the H-20 rocket

The Japanese H-20 rocket was successfully launched. The missile, taken off from the Tanegashima base, has orbit a geolocation satellite to complete the gps system in Japan.

Trump, Ivanka to call record-breaking astronaut Monday

US President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka will call the International Space Station next week to congratulate Peggy Whitson, a NASA astronaut who is setting a new record in space, officials said Wednesday.

SpaceX ready to launch again after explosion

SpaceX says it has determined the cause of a launchpad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September and is ready to start launches again as early as Sunday.

All eyes on Trump over Mars

The year 2016 has seen a rekindling of the human desire to conquer Mars, with public and private interests openly vying to take the first step on the Red Planet, possibly with a stopover on the Moon.

All «Original Seven» American astronauts now dead

John Glenn's passing on Thursday means that the first seven American astronauts chosen to lead the fledging US space program in 1959 are now dead, ending a groundbreaking chapter in American history.

US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS

Three astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sunday following a 115-day mission aboard the the International Space Station, including US astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space.

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting lab

Two Chinese astronauts entered the country's new orbiting space laboratory for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, as Beijing works towards having its own space station.

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Cygnus cargo to the ISS, on board Italian experiment

This is the Thermal Exchange, a heat pipe technology demonstrator, designed and built by the Turin Argotec - a company active in the field of training for astronauts and notes, in particular, for the production of space food for European astronauts.

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