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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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  1. Recovering from Natural Disaster

    In this four-part video series, FT correspondents examine the damage caused by extreme...
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    The boom in airliner orders may be coming to an end – and there is little respite for ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. February 16, 2014

    Penguin Café, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton – review

    Penguin Café and the Penguin Café Orchestra share a name, an origin story, a songbook and some DNA, but no actual personnel....

  27. January 20, 2014

    After years of deep space sleep, Rosetta wakes to chase a comet

    Rosetta has woken up. The €1bn comet-chasing spacecraft has responded to an internal alarm clock and roused its electronics...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    January 10, 2014

    Antares launches in Virginia

    Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images The Antares rocket on Thursday launches from Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    January 9, 2014

    Star trek image

    NASA/ESA/AFP Hubble telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, reveals a galaxy...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    December 19, 2013

    A rainbow of colour

    EPA/Nasa This picture released by Nasa shows a still image taken from a video of the sun taken by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics...

  31. December 9, 2013

    Martian lake could have supported basic life

    Curiosity, the Mars rover, has discovered an ancient lake on the red planet where microbes could once have lived, Nasa...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Guest post: a slingshot for India, a catapult for humankind

    By Susmita Mohanty of Earth2Orbit India’s Mangalyaan spacecraft has made its slingshot from the Earth’s orbit and is on its...

  33. December 4, 2013

    SpaceX launches first commercial satellite

    SpaceX finally succeeded in getting its first commercial satellite delivery off the ground at the third time of asking on...

  34. November 21, 2013

    Qinetiq: ‘mixed’ feelings

    Any company that says – twice, in its investor presentation – things are “mixed” on the operating front yet sees its share...

  35. November 8, 2013

    How did space become junk’s final frontier?

    I don’t think I’m spoiling too many surprises when I reveal that the plot of the film Gravity, a low-orbit spectacular...

  36. November 8, 2013

    Science: A taste of Martian atmosphere

    The next Nasa mission to our much-visited planetary neighbour Mars – set to launch later this month – is the first probe...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    November 7, 2013

    Kazakhstan launches Soyuz rocket

    Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched on Thursday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition...

  38. November 5, 2013

    India launches budget Mars science mission to test technology

    India’s budget Mars mission India on Tuesday successfully launched a satellite destined for Mars that will – if all goes...

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