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    1. June 18, 2015

      Keeping up with the Martians

      Thomas Mann believed in the powers of perambulation: “Thoughts come clearly while one walks.” Not for three men and three...

    2. June 16, 2015

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      SpaceX cleared for spy satellite lift-off

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      Thousands of Californian farmers have pledged to cut their water use by a quarter during this growing season, to help save...

    7. May 22, 2015

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    8. April 29, 2015

      Russian spacecraft spinning out of control in orbit

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    9. April 14, 2015

      Next-generation robot chefs create a stir

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    10. March 20, 2015

      Planetary science: is there life in Jupiter and Saturn’s lunar oceans?

      Three separate discoveries have encouraged extraterrestrial life enthusiasts who believe that the moons of the giant planets...

    11. March 6, 2015

      First Person: ‘I discovered fish living under a glacier’

      It was January of this year and I was heading a team of scientists working in the Antarctic wilderness. We were 630km from...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. January 17, 2015

      World just had hottest year on record

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    15. January 11, 2015

      SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test

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    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. December 5, 2014

      Orion launches Nasa’s lofty ambitions

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    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. October 20, 2014

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

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      October 17, 2014

      Hurricane from space

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      October 9, 2014

      Reid Wiseman performs the Spacewalk

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      October 2, 2014

      Europe seen from space

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      September 26, 2014

      Soyuz TMA 14 M blast off

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    34. September 26, 2014

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

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    35. 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...

    36. September 22, 2014

      Nasa spacecraft reaches orbit around Mars

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    37. 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...

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      September 4, 2014

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