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Spacewalking astronauts carry out ISS upgrade

Two astronauts, from the US and France, have taken a long spacewalk to help keep the solar power system functioning on the International Space Station.

Two astronauts, from the US and France, have taken a long spacewalk to help keep the solar power system functioning on the International Space Station.

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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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Mars mission, a new rocket and a giant telescope: Europe's space priorities

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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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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Hero US astronaut John Glenn dies

He will go down in history as one of the 20th century’s greatest explorers.

He will go down in history as one of the 20th century’s greatest explorers.

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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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Russia confirms ISS-bound Progress spaceship lost after launch

Russia’s space agency has confirmed that an unmanned cargo ship launched on Thursday to take supplies to the International Space Station has been lost.

Russia’s space agency has confirmed that an unmanned cargo ship launched on Thursday to take supplies to the International Space Station has been lost.

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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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All change on the ISS

A joint US, Russian and Japanese crew have landed back on earth after leaving the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule.

A joint US, Russian and Japanese crew have landed back on earth after leaving the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule.

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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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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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Latest US-Russian crew joins International Space Station

The two Russians and one American arrived at the ISS two days after their spacecraft had left Earth. They will stay in space until February.

The two Russians and one American arrived at the ISS two days after their spacecraft had left Earth. They will stay in space until February.

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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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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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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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China launches its longest manned space mission

China has launched its longest manned space mission, sending two men into orbit to spend a month on board a space laboratory.

China has launched its longest manned space mission, sending two men into orbit to spend a month on board a space laboratory.

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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…