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    1. November 12, 2014

      ESA is a serious player capable of taking on Nasa

      Rosetta’s achievement – the first robotic landing on a comet – bears comparison with any of the great feats of unmanned...

    2. November 10, 2014

      Google moves into Nasa’s space

      Google has taken a 60-year lease on a Nasa airfield next to its Silicon Valley headquarters as it pushes deeper into...

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    1. November 2, 2014

      China hails moon orbiter success

      As US investigators sift through the wreckage of two accidents, China’s space programme has taken another small step forward...

    2. October 31, 2014

      Orbital/ATK: lost in space

      M&A is not rocket science. Or is it? On Tuesday night in Virginia, the unmanned rocket Anteres exploded seconds after...

    3. October 28, 2014

      Rocket explosion: Nasa expresses confidence in Orbital Sciences

      A privately operated cargo flight to the International Space Station blew up on launch in Virginia on Tuesday evening,...

    4. October 20, 2014

      Race is on for the fastest corporate jet – if it can get off the drawing board

      Graphics depicting a supersonic business jet hurtling through the heavens have graced air shows since the 1990s. But these...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      October 17, 2014

      Hurricane from space

      Alexander Gerst/NASA/AFP Hurricane Gonzalo was taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2014

      Reid Wiseman performs the Spacewalk

      Alexander Gerst/NASA/ESA/Reuters NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (not shown)...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2014

      Europe seen from space

      Nasa/Reuters A night time view of Europe made possible by the iday-night bandi of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      September 26, 2014

      Soyuz TMA 14 M blast off

      Yuri Kochetkov/EPA The Soyuz TMA 14 M blast off from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan carrying members of the mission Russian...

    9. September 26, 2014

      Better late than never for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

      Shortly after Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve 1968, Pan American Airways announced plans for commercial...

    10. September 24, 2014

      India over the moon after Mars satellite success

      India’s budget Mars mission India placed a satellite in orbit around Mars on Wednesday, confirming its place as a...

    11. September 22, 2014

      Nasa spacecraft reaches orbit around Mars

      CAPE CANAVERAL – A Nasa robotic spacecraft fired its braking rockets on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey to put itself into...

    12. September 16, 2014

      Boeing and SpaceX win $6.8bn Nasa space flight deals

      Nasa has awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts worth $6.8bn to ferry astronauts into space, in a move that marks a US return...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      September 4, 2014

      Spaceman’s view

      Reid Wiseman/Nasa/Epa A view of earth taken by Nasa astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station,...

    14. August 27, 2014

      Spaceports are unlikely to get off the ground

      Almost every serious-minded scientist I meet argues that for humanity to survive, we need to conquer space, ultimately to...

    15. August 26, 2014

      Lockheed Martin seeks to clean up space junk

      It is a problem that is alarming scientists, satellite operators and the US Air Force: what to do with the millions of...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      July 30, 2014

      Italy seen from the International Space Station

      AP/Nasa This image shows Italy at night seen from the International Space Station. The photograph was taken by one of the...

    17. July 24, 2014

      Drought drains critical US water supply

      A huge volume of fresh water has disappeared from the drought-struck south west of the US in the past decade in what...

    18. July 13, 2014

      The 21st century promises era of radical change, but no rocket belts

      It is the 21st century. We should all be going to work by rocket belt, have a flying car in the garage for family outings,...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      June 24, 2014

      Mars Curiosity takes a selfie

      NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/AP This image shows a self-portrait of Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover. The rover used the camera at the...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      June 20, 2014

      Spacewalk outside the International Space Station

      Reid Wiseman/NASA/EPA A handout picture released via NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman’s twitter account on 20 shows Russian...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2014

      A tweet from space

      NASA/Reuters The Egyptian desert meets the Red Sea on a cloudless afternoon in this photo tweeted by first-time astronaut...

    22. MBA blog

      May 30, 2014

      Rat race or a marathon?

      The EPGP bandwagon carries on at a neck-breaking pace. Every day brings new challenges, increasingly complex case studies,...

    23. May 30, 2014

      Elon Musk plans next stage of space travel with reusable rockets

      Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk expects to send astronauts into space in his reusable rockets within two years, promising...

    24. May 16, 2014

      Satellite pinpoints US’s Russian space dependence

      Battle over rocket technology When a US National Reconnaisance Office satellite lifted off into the sky above Cape Canaveral...

    25. May 15, 2014

      Major Tim has peaks to climb to inspire tomorrow’s scientists

      Major Timothy Peake, Britain’s first official astronaut, is in London standing in front of the Science Museum’s replica of...

    26. May 14, 2014

      Russian space threat may boost US rockets

      Russia’s threat to block exports of critical rocket technology to the US looks set to spur development of new US homegrown...

    27. May 13, 2014

      Melting glaciers threaten global sea levels

      A large part of the West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be in an “unstoppable” decline meaning global sea level rise...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2014

      Total lunar eclipse in Mexico

      Hector Guerrero/AFP A total lunar eclipse takes place in the sky over the Mexican city of Guadalajara early on Tuesday. The...

    29. April 7, 2014

      3D printing moves up to the next layer with metal creations

      A German 3D printing company’s plan to raise €75m via an initial public offering is shining a spotlight on a method of...

    30. April 3, 2014

      Scientists discover ocean on Saturn moon

      An ocean of liquid water, potentially capable of sustaining simple life, is sloshing around inside Saturn’s ice-encrusted...

    31. FT Alphaville

      March 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Designed in California, taxed in never never land: Dan brings us the fast growing...

    32. March 27, 2014

      Facebook works on drones and lasers to bring web to whole world

      Facebook is working on drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to far-flung corners of the world, in its...

    33. March 26, 2014

      Watchmakers weigh the challenge of change

      Received wisdom advises against changing a winning team. But should watchmakers change a winning design? Brands have been...

    34. March 24, 2014

      An astronaut hangs up his suit

      Astronauts returning to earth from the International Space Station in their tiny Soyuz spacecraft face crushing...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      March 20, 2014

      Florida Keys seen from the International Space Station

      Rich Mastracchio/Nasa/AP This image provided by NASA shows a portion of the Florida Keys taken by Astronaut Rick Mastracchio...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2014

      Landing back on earth

      Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, is helped out of...

    37. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Why Puerto Rico’s bonds are moving to New York. - It’s the children or the house. - How...

    38. February 28, 2014

      The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth

      Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century and we’re still not there. To be a child of the 1960s and 1970s was to...

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