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Rosetta heads for glorious crash-landing

In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i

In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i

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Philae: a space odyssey with a happy end

After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th

After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th

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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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Philae - Lost....and Found!

The lost lander has been spotted on the "Space Duck" comet it landed on 664 days ago.

The lost lander has been spotted on the "Space Duck" comet it landed on 664 days ago.

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Over the moon: delight as space probe Philae is found

European space scientists are celebrating tonight after finding a comet lander they’d almost given up hope of ever seeing again.

European space scientists are celebrating tonight after finding a comet lander they’d almost given up hope of ever seeing again.

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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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Destination Mars, episode 7: The Methane Mystery

The ExoMars spacecraft is on its way to the red planet right now, and when it gets there it’s going to be looking for methane, a gas that’s linked to life, but could be coming from other sources…

The ExoMars spacecraft is on its way to the red planet right now, and when it gets there it’s going to be looking for methane, a gas that’s linked to life, but could be coming from other sources…

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Spacecraft Rosetta prepares to crash-land on comet 67P

The extraordinary mission of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P is nearly over: on 30 September the craft will crash land on its surface and end a 12 year voyage through…

The extraordinary mission of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P is nearly over: on 30 September the craft will crash land on its surface and end a 12 year voyage through…

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Soyuz craft docks at International Space Station

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station where its 48th mission is underway.

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station where its 48th mission is underway.

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NASA's Juno spacecraft reaches Jupiter

NASA celebrated a great victory on Tuesday as its spacecraft Juno finally reached Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

NASA celebrated a great victory on Tuesday as its spacecraft Juno finally reached Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

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Destination Mars, episode 6: decontamination

In this episode, we look at the decontamination procedures used for the instruments making the journey to Mars with John Robert Brucato, Planetary Protection Manger at the Italian National Institute o

In this episode, we look at the decontamination procedures used for the instruments making the journey to Mars with John Robert Brucato, Planetary Protection Manger at the Italian National Institute o

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Tim Peake: back to Earth after an 'out of this world' experience

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…

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Dragon heads back to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is heading back to Earth, crammed full of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station. It is the first

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is heading back to Earth, crammed full of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station. It is the first

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Bringing space technology down to earth at the Living Planet Symposium

Orbiting the earth are some of the most important tools to human understanding of the earth. Satellites are not only important to scientists but are

Orbiting the earth are some of the most important tools to human understanding of the earth. Satellites are not only important to scientists but are

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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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Doc shot onboard ISS offers breathtaking pix of Earth

‘A Beautiful Planet’ is a documentary that offers a fresh and breathtaking perspective of the Earth seen from the International Space Station

‘A Beautiful Planet’ is a documentary that offers a fresh and breathtaking perspective of the Earth seen from the International Space Station

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Russia launches first rocket from new cosmodrome

Russia has launched its inaugural rocket from a new cosmodrome, a day after a technical glitch delayed the much publicised spectacle by 24 hours. The

Russia has launched its inaugural rocket from a new cosmodrome, a day after a technical glitch delayed the much publicised spectacle by 24 hours. The