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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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NASA remembers Challenger and Apollo 1 disasters

31-years ago the Challenger Space shuttle broke apart little more than a minute after taking off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

31-years ago the Challenger Space shuttle broke apart little more than a minute after taking off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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The women who helped put John Glenn into space - 'Hidden Figures' tells their story

‘Hidden Figures’ tells the story of three brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA and were the brains behind the flight of the first American astronaut John Glenn into…

‘Hidden Figures’ tells the story of three brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA and were the brains behind the flight of the first American astronaut John Glenn into…

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Record for hottest year broken once more in 2016

2016 was the hottest year on record – that is according to data compiled by NASA and the World Meteorological Organisation.

2016 was the hottest year on record – that is according to data compiled by NASA and the World Meteorological Organisation.

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Astronauts boost space station's power supply

Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday (January 6) to upgrade the outpost’s power supply.

Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday (January 6) to upgrade the outpost’s power supply.

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This week meet the Quadrantids: 2017's first meteor shower

If you've missed the fireworks of the New Year, don't fret. Mother Nature will give you another opportunity to start 2017 with stars in your eyes

If you've missed the fireworks of the New Year, don't fret. Mother Nature will give you another opportunity to start 2017 with stars in your eyes

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3 astronauts, 32 fish and a hippo en route to the ISS

Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson will not see their nearest-and-dearest again until their return to Earth in May 2017.

Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson will not see their nearest-and-dearest again until their return to Earth in May 2017.

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Pluto could harbour 'slushy underground ocean'

A frozen area of Pluto, known as the ‘heart’ may harbour a slushy ocean between 150 and 200 km beneath its surface, NASA scientists say.

A frozen area of Pluto, known as the ‘heart’ may harbour a slushy ocean between 150 and 200 km beneath its surface, NASA scientists say.

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The longest delivery order in the Galaxy

A capsule loaded with 2,400 kilos of food, supplies, equipment and science experiments has docked with the ISS, 410 kilometres above the earth.

A capsule loaded with 2,400 kilos of food, supplies, equipment and science experiments has docked with the ISS, 410 kilometres above the earth.

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A world view

Video of Earth from the International Space Station (taken from Nasa live cut during the Orbital ATK launch).

Video of Earth from the International Space Station (taken from Nasa live cut during the Orbital ATK launch).

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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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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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'Commencing countdown' astronauts prepare for blast off

French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is going for a swim, but this is one dip with a difference. Pesquet is taking his last training session in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at Johnson Space Cente

French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is going for a swim, but this is one dip with a difference. Pesquet is taking his last training session in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at Johnson Space Cente

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Water on Jupiter's moon Europa? But why should I care?

Nasa believes it has more proof that Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is expelling large plumes of water. And where there is water, life can find a

Nasa believes it has more proof that Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is expelling large plumes of water. And where there is water, life can find a

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Jupiter's moon Europa 'spewing water plumes'

NASA says it has further evidence that Jupiter’s moon Europa is expelling large plumes of water into space.

NASA says it has further evidence that Jupiter’s moon Europa is expelling large plumes of water into space.

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Microbes and the meaning of life?

Researchers in Japan are hoping microbes from Space could hold the secret to the origins of life on Earth.

Researchers in Japan are hoping microbes from Space could hold the secret to the origins of life on Earth.

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Record-breaking US astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams has now spent a total of 534 days in space throughout his career, more than any other US astronaut.

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams has now spent a total of 534 days in space throughout his career, more than any other US astronaut.

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[Watch] ISS spots three hurricanes

Nasa has upload this amazing timelapse footage showing three hurricanes filmed by the International Space Station on August 30.

Nasa has upload this amazing timelapse footage showing three hurricanes filmed by the International Space Station on August 30.

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NASA's SpaceX Dragon capsule returns home

NASA’s SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth carrying a huge cargo of scientific experiments from the International Space Station.

NASA’s SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth carrying a huge cargo of scientific experiments from the International Space Station.

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NASA's latest launch - to bring back 'scientific treasure'

NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…

NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…

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Look Up! How to watch the 2016 Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities of the year.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities of the year.