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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 from historic NASA pad

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon.

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon.

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ISS crew rises to 'The Mannequin Challenge'

‘The Mannequin Challenge’ fad got a new lease of life on December 29, when the crew of the International Space Station got on board, in zero gravity.

‘The Mannequin Challenge’ fad got a new lease of life on December 29, when the crew of the International Space Station got on board, in zero gravity.

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Christmas Dinner in Space

In a NASA Christmas message, the crew on board the international space station told the world what they would be enjoying for their Christmas dinner.

In a NASA Christmas message, the crew on board the international space station told the world what they would be enjoying for their Christmas dinner.

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President Obama plots a course to Mars and back by the 2030s

US President Barack Obama has revealed that the United States is working in partnership with private companies to send and expedition to Mars and back by the 2030s.

US President Barack Obama has revealed that the United States is working in partnership with private companies to send and expedition to Mars and back by the 2030s.

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Second successful sea landing for SpaceX

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has made a swift and successful return trip into orbit, a live webcast showed. It blasted off from Florida on

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has made a swift and successful return trip into orbit, a live webcast showed. It blasted off from Florida on

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Stephen Hawking helps unveil interstellar travel project

A Russian billionaire has enlisted physicist Stephen Hawking to help him launch a futuristic plan for seeking life in outer space. Called the

A Russian billionaire has enlisted physicist Stephen Hawking to help him launch a futuristic plan for seeking life in outer space. Called the

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SpaceX rocket has successful landing in Atlantic Ocean

A rocket has made history after its reusable booster landed on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The success could see a new era of reusable rockets

A rocket has made history after its reusable booster landed on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The success could see a new era of reusable rockets

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How to build a village on the Moon

The head of the European Space Agency says he would like to build a permanent base on the Moon. We meet him to discuss that incredible plan, and head to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne to mee

The head of the European Space Agency says he would like to build a permanent base on the Moon. We meet him to discuss that incredible plan, and head to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne to mee

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How the Challenger disaster changed space exploration forever

It was the disaster that injected a shot of realism into space exploration ambitions and whose impact is still being felt today. Thirty years ago the

It was the disaster that injected a shot of realism into space exploration ambitions and whose impact is still being felt today. Thirty years ago the

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New kids on the space block

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren step out of the International Space Station for some maintenance work on one of the lab’s robot arms and to

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren step out of the International Space Station for some maintenance work on one of the lab’s robot arms and to

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Astronaut Academy: keeping space crew health in check

Floating around in space may sound like fun, but it can put all sort of stresses and strains on the human body. Volker Damann is Head of the Medicine

Floating around in space may sound like fun, but it can put all sort of stresses and strains on the human body. Volker Damann is Head of the Medicine

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Virgin Galactic "ready to fly again next year" after crash

Virgin Galactic says it could have a new space tourism craft ready to fly by next year. Just days after the crash of SpaceShipTwo in the Mohave

Virgin Galactic says it could have a new space tourism craft ready to fly by next year. Just days after the crash of SpaceShipTwo in the Mohave

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'Human performance' experts join Virgin SpaceShipTwo investigation

Investigators at the Virgin SpaceShipTwo accident have sent a ‘human performance’ team to examine the actions of the pilots during the fatal test

Investigators at the Virgin SpaceShipTwo accident have sent a ‘human performance’ team to examine the actions of the pilots during the fatal test

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Pilot dies as Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashes in California

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic’s space tourism craft crashed during a test flight in California on

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic’s space tourism craft crashed during a test flight in California on

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes on test flight

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed during a test flight in California. Two pilots were onboard the suborbital spacecraft named

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed during a test flight in California. Two pilots were onboard the suborbital spacecraft named

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Mission to Mars blasted by religious watchdog

A controversial mission to establish life on the Red Planet has been deemed un-Islamic by a religious watchdog in the United Arab Emirates. The

A controversial mission to establish life on the Red Planet has been deemed un-Islamic by a religious watchdog in the United Arab Emirates. The

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Rosetta spacecraft is awake and ready for the next stage of its mission

There was unbridled joy at the European Space Agency’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. News which had just travelled 800 million kilometres

There was unbridled joy at the European Space Agency’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. News which had just travelled 800 million kilometres

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Orbital Sciences cargo ship arrives at space station

One of two cargo ships hired by NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station has delivered its first payload. Orbital Sciences was

One of two cargo ships hired by NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station has delivered its first payload. Orbital Sciences was

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Where next after China's moon landing?

So the Chinese are on the moon, realising a longheld dream, and becoming the third lunar “power” after America and Russia. The probe Chang’e 3 made

So the Chinese are on the moon, realising a longheld dream, and becoming the third lunar “power” after America and Russia. The probe Chang’e 3 made

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Space: three astronauts joins ISS on Olympic torch mission

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at