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Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
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Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,089 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science
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Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,115 Views 18 Comments

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

Twins? Not quite. But Nasa has found the most Earth-like planet yet
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Twins? Not quite. But Nasa has found the most Earth-like planet yet

Jul 23rd 2015, 11:14 PM 32,526 Views 130 Comments

Pack your bags though, it’s quite a trip.

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google
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Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,471 Views 11 Comments

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians
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They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians

Oct 30th 2014, 9:01 AM 12,545 Views 38 Comments

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.

Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK
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Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK

Jul 15th 2014, 6:06 PM 13,424 Views 32 Comments

Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.

7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield's AMA
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# Space Oddity

7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield's AMA

Dec 5th 2013, 3:02 PM 2,567 Views 0 Comments

The retired astronaut returned to Reddit for the third time to answer all our pesky questions. He really loves us.

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts
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These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

Jun 17th 2013, 7:20 PM 10,277 Views 23 Comments

The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it
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NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

May 16th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,246 Views 20 Comments

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?
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Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 4,586 Views 24 Comments

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission
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Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission

Feb 28th 2013, 8:56 AM 5,660 Views 35 Comments

Many of the finer details of the Inspiration Mars project – initially funded by the world’s first space tourist Dennis Tito – have yet to be worked out but it is hoped it will allow for zero-gravity sex.

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut
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Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 452 Views 63 Comments

Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally
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Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

Dec 15th 2012, 7:00 PM 6,279 Views 32 Comments

It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.

US-Russian crew blasts off for space station
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US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

Oct 23rd 2012, 5:41 PM 3,225 Views 6 Comments

NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin face what may be the heaviest workload in the 12-year history of the space station.

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth
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World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth

Oct 14th 2012, 7:55 PM 51,700 Views 70 Comments

The Austrian skydiver jumped from about 128,000 feet above earth – breaking the sound barrier in his four-minute freefall.

Out of This World Pic of the Day
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# Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

Jul 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 9,574 Views 15 Comments

A view from Mars.

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab
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Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

Jun 24th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,893 Views 7 Comments

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs
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# Back To The Future

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs

May 6th 2012, 8:45 AM 5,326 Views 11 Comments

Everyday items of the year 2000… according to predictions made in 1962.

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?
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# TOMORROW'S WORLD

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?

May 1st 2012, 11:30 AM 3,871 Views 8 Comments

Shopping in New York, dinner in Beijing and home in time for bed – it could be possible…

And here is the view from space...
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And here is the view from space...

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:30 PM 6,012 Views 5 Comments

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011
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In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011

Apr 17th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,106 Views 6 Comments

As the retired shuttle prepares to make its last journey – by plane – to a museum in Washington, we look back over its 27-year career.

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet
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# Space Bound

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet

Mar 20th 2012, 3:40 PM 2,709 Views 11 Comments

Richard Branson revealed that the actor is the latest addition to his Virgin Galactic space flight on his blog.

Long missions in space may damage eyesight
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Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Mar 13th 2012, 5:26 PM 248 Views 4 Comments

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve
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NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve

Dec 28th 2011, 10:24 PM 3,977 Views 11 Comments

The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month
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Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

Dec 16th 2011, 1:55 PM 1,801 Views 5 Comments

The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel
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Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel

Dec 14th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,827 Views 5 Comments

Forget Browser Wars: now Paul Allen wants to go head-to-head with Richard Branson in offering commercial space flight.

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?
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In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?

Nov 15th 2011, 10:56 AM 11,040 Views 45 Comments

A bizarre series of huge structures have appeared on satellite images in a remote area of China…

Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan
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Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan

Nov 14th 2011, 8:07 AM 443 Views 0 Comments

Three men were on board the rocket as it heads for the International Space Station where they will remain until March next year.

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe
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Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe

Nov 9th 2011, 11:29 AM 382 Views 4 Comments

Russian spacecraft engineers have three days to reset the onboard computers of a probe bound for Mars, which is stuck in orbit.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 6th 2011, 11:00 AM 65 Views 6 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes
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Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes

Aug 24th 2011, 6:01 PM 366 Views 18 Comments

An unmanned Russian craft, carrying nearly three tons of food, water and oxygen, is lost after it fails to reach orbit.

Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel... in space
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Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel... in space

Aug 17th 2011, 10:48 AM 582 Views 1 Comment

There are ambitious plans for the so-called Space Hotel to be opened by 2016.

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station
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Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

Jul 10th 2011, 3:43 PM 409 Views 1 Comment

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission
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Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission

Jun 1st 2011, 8:09 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.

Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time
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Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time

May 30th 2011, 12:23 PM 643 Views 0 Comments

Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery
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Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery

May 19th 2011, 8:52 PM 676 Views 0 Comments

Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.

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Russian company plans to build space hotel
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Russian company plans to build space hotel

Sep 30th 2010, 3:19 PM 126 Views 0 Comments

You just might be holidaying in this comfortable four-room cosmic hotel in the next few years. Providing you’re a billionaire, of course.