21 July 2017
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09/05/2017 15:51

US drone back on Earth after nearly two years in space

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After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission.

25/04/2017 21:31

NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

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An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.

24/04/2017 16:46

«Better you than me,» Trump tells record-breaking astronaut

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US President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for setting a new space record on Monday, but expressed disdain for a particular rigor of space life -- drinking recycled urine.

21/04/2017 19:35

Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide

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The gutting of US-funded climate science would cripple research agendas worldwide and hamper the global fight against climate change, say scientists outside the United States, some of whom will take to the streets Saturday to make that point.

20/04/2017 02:23

Trump, Ivanka to call record-breaking astronaut Monday

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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.

18/04/2017 06:29

Orbital to launch cargo to space station Tuesday

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A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad.

13/03/2017 06:20

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

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Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA.

03/01/2017 11:19

SpaceX ready to launch again after explosion

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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.

17/12/2016 06:50

All eyes on Trump over Mars

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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.

14/12/2016 11:01

Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history

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Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while.

09/12/2016 15:55

All «Original Seven» American astronauts now dead

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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.

30/10/2016 07:34

US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS

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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.

20/10/2016 07:13

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

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A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form, Australian and German scientists behind the project said Thursday.

28/08/2016 12:06

NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

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NASA's Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials said.

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