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Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
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Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,448 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
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Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 19,792 Views 68 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,161 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
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'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:44 AM 7,912 Views 14 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists
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Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists

Jun 11th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,942 Views 29 Comments

Astronomers have predicted the transformation of a star into a white dwarf will send its planets bouncing off each other’s gravity.

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station
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Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station

May 30th 2021, 8:59 AM 10,272 Views 16 Comments

The Tianzhou-2 spacecraft reached the Tianhe station eight hours after blasting off from Hainan.

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans
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Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 PM 17,669 Views 13 Comments

The shuttle, with two pilots on board, took off and landed today.

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
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China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,789 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
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SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

May 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 23,699 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
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Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,730 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
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Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,133 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
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SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

Mar 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 22,587 Views 56 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
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Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,452 Views 16 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

Feb 24th 2021, 10:41 PM 42,184 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars
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Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars

Feb 22nd 2021, 9:42 PM 33,484 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Feb 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 35,690 Views 37 Comments

Test your knowledge.

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 27,284 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth
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Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,132 Views 11 Comments

Scientists hope the precious samples could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

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Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,070 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
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China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,918 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
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SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,970 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
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SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,716 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
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'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 17,999 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?
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QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?

Sep 16th 2020, 9:30 PM 34,937 Views 28 Comments

Scientists made a new discovery in the clouds of Venus recently…

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’
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Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’

Sep 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 23,883 Views 35 Comments

The gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, suggesting the planet could host unknown photochemical or geochemical processes.

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week
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The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,255 Views 13 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
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NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,378 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
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Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,048 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space
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Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Jul 24th 2020, 8:19 AM 23,842 Views 48 Comments

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
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China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,367 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars
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Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Jul 15th 2020, 9:27 AM 9,936 Views 11 Comments

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission
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WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

Jun 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 28,434 Views 29 Comments

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
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SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,889 Views 61 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
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'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,391 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission
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Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 17,615 Views 16 Comments

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
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Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,461 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral
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Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 1:22 PM 27,334 Views 21 Comments

It’s a huge moment for US spaceflight which is now dependant on private companies.

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'
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Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,219 Views 64 Comments

The black hole is twice as big as scientists believed possible.

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station
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Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station

Nov 2nd 2019, 4:50 PM 13,726 Views 8 Comments

The space station is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
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'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 11:43 AM 81,489 Views 67 Comments

The brightest of the fireballs was at about 6.54 pm last night.

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