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It is rocket science: Avio launches on Milan stock exchange

Italian rocket engine maker Avio launches its shares on the Milan exchange, raising money to better compete against rivals SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Italian rocket engine maker Avio launches its shares on the Milan exchange, raising money to better compete against rivals SpaceX and Blue Origin.

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Space X makes history

The company Space X has done what was once thought impossible by launching the same rocket into orbit twice

The company Space X has done what was once thought impossible by launching the same rocket into orbit twice

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Atacama desert could hold secrets of life on Mars

Scientists in Chile believe the discovery of life in the country’s arid Atacama Desert could provide new insights into finding life forms on Mars Last year, US scientists analysing data from a NASA sp

Scientists in Chile believe the discovery of life in the country’s arid Atacama Desert could provide new insights into finding life forms on Mars Last year, US scientists analysing data from a NASA sp

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Meet Canada's robot masters

Behind the scenes at the Canadian Space Agency to meet the team that controls the Canadarm 2, trains astronauts to use space robots, and develops rovers for the Moon and Mars.

Behind the scenes at the Canadian Space Agency to meet the team that controls the Canadarm 2, trains astronauts to use space robots, and develops rovers for the Moon and Mars.

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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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Takeaway: the star factory

The Via Lactea project has created the largest database on the Milky Way The data was collected by the Herschel telescope with more than 900 hrs of observations.

The Via Lactea project has created the largest database on the Milky Way The data was collected by the Herschel telescope with more than 900 hrs of observations.

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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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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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How the EU's Copernicus space programme is starting to pay off

Since Europe's 1998 decision to have its own Earth Observation system it has spent several billion euros putting the Copernicus programme's Sentinel satellites into space. Despite the huge costs the d

Since Europe's 1998 decision to have its own Earth Observation system it has spent several billion euros putting the Copernicus programme's Sentinel satellites into space. Despite the huge costs the d

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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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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