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Russia's Soyuz MS-11 successfully launched

The manned Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft with three crewmembers of the new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) has entered the near-Earth orbit and started its autonomous flight to the orbital outpost, Russia’s State Space …

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InSight lander touches down on Mars

The Mars InSight lander has touched down on the dusty Red Planet after sailing 548 million kilometres over a six-month voyage through deep space. The landing, which took place just before 7:00am AEDT, saw the NASA spacecraft hurtle …

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Huge asteroid to fly past Earth

A skull-shaped asteroid which flew close to Earth three years ago is expected to make a return just after Halloween, Independent reports. Nicknamed The Great Pumpkin by officials at Nasa, asteroid 2015 …

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NASA certifies Russia's rocket engines for manned flights

NASA and the US Air Force have certified Russia's RD-180 engines for Atlas V carrier rockets to used for manned spaceflights by US astronaut, director general of Russia's major rocket engine manufacturer JSC NPO Energomash and the United …

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NASA to award astronomer Yervant Terzian

NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus, according to Cornell University website. The medal …

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Descent capsule with ISS crewmembers lands in Kazakhstan

The descent capsule of the Russian Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft with three crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) has landed in Kazakhstan’s steppe 147 km southeast of the city of Zhezkazgan, Russia’s Flight Control Center …

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Russia and US to build moon's first space station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. Russia's space agency Roscosmos said that a cooperation …

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Russia and US to simulate outer space mission

  A series of joint experiments by NASA and the Moscow-based Institute of Medical and Biological Problems (IMBP) to simulate a flight to the outer space was named SIRIUS, an acronym for Scientific International Research In Unique …

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NASA not planning to buy more Soyuz seats

NASA has no plans to sign another agreement with the Russian Roscosmos State Corporation to continue astronaut transportation services to the International Space Station (ISS) via the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The last …

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