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    1. February 27, 2015

      US group criticises race to built new rocket engine

      The head of the company that handles the US’s most sensitive satellite launches has warned of the risks surrounding...

    2. February 15, 2015

      UK company plans to boldly go and make machines in space

      British companies are attempting to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before by enabling huge pieces of hardware for...

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    1. January 17, 2015

      World just had hottest year on record

      Last year was the hottest on record, two US government agencies confirmed on Friday, in what scientists said was yet more...

    2. January 11, 2015

      SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 10 - An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off on Saturday to deliver a cargo capsule to the...

    3. January 10, 2015

      Novel SpaceX Falcon mission blasts off from Florida

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 10 - An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on...

    4. January 6, 2015

      SpaceX sets new date for ‘reusable’ rocket launch

      SpaceX was forced to abort a resupply flight to the International Space Station that was due to double up as the first live...

    5. December 23, 2014

      Ding dong merrily in high orbit

      Hundreds of Facebook posts are urging parents around the world to take their children outside on Christmas Eve to scan the...

    6. December 23, 2014

      Our manifest destiny is to move beyond Earth

      The triumph and tragedy of space flight, manned and unmanned, have been on full view over the past year. The tragedy...

    7. December 5, 2014

      Orion launches Nasa’s lofty ambitions

      Orion Slideshow The spacecraft that carries many of the hopes of Nasa, the US space agency, for future human space...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Nasa’s Mars hope stays grounded for now

      The next stage in human space exploration had a disappointing start on Thursday when the US’s Nasa space agency was forced...

    9. December 3, 2014

      Scientists call for killer asteroid hunt

      An international group of astronauts, scientists and others have called for a rapid expansion of efforts to detect asteroids...

    10. December 3, 2014

      Nasa’s Orion carries hopes of human space flight

      If, as planned, a Delta IV rocket blasts into the Florida skies early on Thursday, it will be carrying a cargo of...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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)...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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