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Europe's future in space

Lucerne offered a scenic backdrop to ESA’s space summit – the crucial ministerial meeting held every two years when the agency’s 22 member states spend 48 hours debating one subject – Europe’s future

Lucerne offered a scenic backdrop to ESA’s space summit – the crucial ministerial meeting held every two years when the agency’s 22 member states spend 48 hours debating one subject – Europe’s future

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Students and NASA design suit for Mars

A full-scale, wearable and adjustable model of a space suit designed for the first Mars landing underwent testing on Monday (5 December) at the Rhode Island School of…

A full-scale, wearable and adjustable model of a space suit designed for the first Mars landing underwent testing on Monday (5 December) at the Rhode Island School of…

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Good news from Mars

The crash of the Schiaparelli Mars lander last month may have temporarily grabbed all the headlines - but now there is some good news.

The crash of the Schiaparelli Mars lander last month may have temporarily grabbed all the headlines - but now there is some good news.

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ExoMars: ESA's Mars lander crashed and destroyed on the Red Planet

The European Space Agency has said that the missing European space probe on Mars fell to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres and was destroyed on…

The European Space Agency has said that the missing European space probe on Mars fell to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres and was destroyed on…

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Still no word on Europe's Mars lander - but ESA hails mission a success

The European Space Agency (ESA) is hailing its ExoMars mission a success despite mystery over the fate of a lander supposed to have touched down on the Red…

The European Space Agency (ESA) is hailing its ExoMars mission a success despite mystery over the fate of a lander supposed to have touched down on the Red…

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LIVE: what happened to the Mars landing Schiaparelli probe?

Scientists are scrambling to confirm the status of the European lander which was due to have landed on the Red Planet's surface, after contact was lost during its descent.

Scientists are scrambling to confirm the status of the European lander which was due to have landed on the Red Planet's surface, after contact was lost during its descent.

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Europe and Russia's mission to Mars

The ExoMars mission blasted off seven months ago abord a Russian rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The ExoMars mission blasted off seven months ago abord a Russian rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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All you need to know about Europe's new mission to Mars

Mars has long piqued people’s interest – from science fiction tales of Martians to Elon Musk’s goal of one day colonising the planet.

Mars has long piqued people’s interest – from science fiction tales of Martians to Elon Musk’s goal of one day colonising the planet.

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ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet

ExoMars is a mission of firsts – if all goes to plan then this will be Europe’s first controlled landing on Mars, and this is the first mission of its kind to go directly in search of signs of…

ExoMars is a mission of firsts – if all goes to plan then this will be Europe’s first controlled landing on Mars, and this is the first mission of its kind to go directly in search of signs of…

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European probe set to touch down on Mars

The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is on course to land on Mars, after it successfully separated from its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, on…

The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is on course to land on Mars, after it successfully separated from its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, on…

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A 360° video of Mars shows the red planet like never before

NASA has released a new video that lets viewers share the view from the Mars Curiosity Rover of the bleak Naukluft Plateau. The 360-degree video

NASA has released a new video that lets viewers share the view from the Mars Curiosity Rover of the bleak Naukluft Plateau. The 360-degree video

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ExoMars mission leaves Earth's orbit heading for Mars

After a successful launch, the joint European-Russian mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars has left Earth’s orbit and is heading for the Red

After a successful launch, the joint European-Russian mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars has left Earth’s orbit and is heading for the Red

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Russian-ESA Exomars blasts off to find life on the Red Planet

The ExoMars probe has blasted off on Monday (March 14) on board a Russian Proton rocket from Kazakhstan to the red planet. [no comment live] esa</a

The ExoMars probe has blasted off on Monday (March 14) on board a Russian Proton rocket from Kazakhstan to the red planet. [no comment live] esa

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Methane the key to life for ExoMars 2016 mission

Scientists from the European Space Agency and Russia’s Federal Space Agency face a weekend of intense tinkering ahead of Monday’s ExoMars mission

Scientists from the European Space Agency and Russia’s Federal Space Agency face a weekend of intense tinkering ahead of Monday’s ExoMars mission

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ExoMars set for imminent launch to Red Planet

Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an

Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an

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Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after longest US space mission

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth after an unprecedented period of almost a year in space for NASA. The time spent

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth after an unprecedented period of almost a year in space for NASA. The time spent

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NASA reveals clues to Mars' watery past

Scientists at NASA have revealed what they believe stripped Mars of water, turning it into the arid Red Planet. “What happened to the Mars

Scientists at NASA have revealed what they believe stripped Mars of water, turning it into the arid Red Planet. “What happened to the Mars

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Is there life on Mars? NASA announces liquid water discovered

Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars. This was the out of this world announcement from NASA following years of

Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars. This was the out of this world announcement from NASA following years of

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NASA discovers evidence of "liquid briny water" flowing on Mars

NASA is set to announce a “major” new discovery on Mars, reported to be liquid water on the red planet. Follow the press conference with euronews.

NASA is set to announce a “major” new discovery on Mars, reported to be liquid water on the red planet. Follow the press conference with euronews.

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Momentum for Mars: Astronauts say mission is inevitable

This is what Mars would look like to an astronaut arriving there for the first time. To be there would be inspiring, and intimidating; it would be a

This is what Mars would look like to an astronaut arriving there for the first time. To be there would be inspiring, and intimidating; it would be a

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Preparing for Mars

Researchers simulate a mission to Mars on an Austrian glacier that resembles the conditions of the red planet.

Researchers simulate a mission to Mars on an Austrian glacier that resembles the conditions of the red planet.