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Pence unveils Space Force to counter Russia, China

US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced the first steps in the Trump administration's bid to establish a standalone military Space Force by 2020, including creating an elite group of space troops in the same vein …

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Turkey to form space agency this year

The Turkish space agency will be founded this year, the country's industry and technology minister Mustafa Varank said. "Work to form the Turkish space agency will be completed as soon as possible," …

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Erdogan: Turkey to send astronaut into space

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that sending a Turkish astronaut into space is possible, Turkish media reported. He said that Turkey is actively developing in various fields, and it is …

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Astronaut takes picture of Crimean bridge from ISS

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov posted a photo of the Crimean bridge made on the board of the ISS. "My third space flight is coming to an end, and I'm finishing monitoring the construction of @Krymsky_bridge from space. I …

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Will Russia withdraw troops from Baikonur?

Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome can be made a completely civilian object, minister of Kazakhstan's defense and aerospace industry Beibut Atamkulov said. "Indeed, the issue of military withdrawal from …

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Turkey to send astronauts into space

Turkey's authorities plan to send astronauts into space, and this task is planned to be realized after the country creates a national space agency, a source in the Turkish government said. The source said that currently work is …

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Trump: US need 'space force'

US President Donald Trump said his new national security strategy recognizes that space is a theater of war, and he floated the idea of creating a Space Force, a branch of the military that would operate outside of earth's …

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Progress MS-08 to be launched to ISS today

Soyuz-2.1a rocket will be launched with Progress MS-08 resupply ship from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 11:13 Moscow time, Roscosmos said in a statement. "The launch of the Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft is scheduled for the …

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Progress MS-08 launch rescheduled for February 13

Launch of Soyuz-2.1a carrier with Progress MS-08 cargo ship was rescheduled for a reserve date of February 13, press service of the space authority, Roskosmos said on Sunday, TASS reports. "During the start, came an order for …

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Azerbaijan to launch another satellite in spring

Azerspace-2 satellite is planned to be launched into orbit in April 2018, the head of Azercosmos OJSC, Rashad Nabiyev, said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers chaired by President Ilham Aliyev and dedicated to the …

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 Skull-shaped asteroid approaching Earth

Asteroid 2015 TB-145, reminiscent of the shape of the skull, is approaching the Earth. The closest rapprochement will occur in November 2018. Astronomers are already preparing for the next fly-by as another opportunity to collect more …

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