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AFP

China to send orbiter to moon and back

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

A man's world, but leave Mars to women

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men, writes Kate Greene.

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REUTERS

UAE aims for stars with Mars project

Oil-rich United Arab Emirates has launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.

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China to send orbiter to moon and back
October 22 2014 at 09:30

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon.

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A man's world, but leave Mars to women
October 21 2014 at 13:44

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men, writes Kate Greene.

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UAE aims for stars with Mars project
October 21 2014 at 08:21

Oil-rich United Arab Emirates has launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.

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Top secret space drone returns to Earth
October 20 2014 at 09:16

After a mission in space that lasted nearly two years, the US Air Force top secret drone returned safely to Earth.

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars
October 20 2014 at 09:16

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic probes were poised for studies.

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Saturn moon's 'life-friendly' ocean
October 17 2014 at 08:24

Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface.

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A mystery space plane, but why?
October 16 2014 at 14:22

The purpose of the US military's space plane is classified, only fuelling speculation about why it has been circling Earth.

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Astronauts prepare ISS for space taxis
October 16 2014 at 09:06

Preparing docking ports and other amenities for the new space taxis will take up to 10 more spacewalks next year.

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Top-secret space plane to land this week
October 15 2014 at 14:13

The unmanned X-37B is due to glide back to Earth after having launched in 2012.

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Colonising Mars? Forget about it
October 15 2014 at 08:13

Conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says.

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