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Lack of sleep a worry for astronauts

Astronauts on board the ISS sleep on average six hours and five minutes a night - shorter than the recommended eight and a half hours.

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Astronauts release baby satellite

Spacewalking astronauts have launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.

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REUTERS

Star dust likely from beyond solar system

A spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space.

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Lack of sleep a worry for astronauts
August 19 2014 at 14:03

Astronauts on board the ISS sleep on average six hours and five minutes a night - shorter than the recommended eight and a half hours.

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Astronauts release baby satellite
August 19 2014 at 09:21

Spacewalking astronauts have launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.

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Star dust likely from beyond solar system
August 15 2014 at 08:29

A spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space.

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Satellite has zoom view of Earth
August 14 2014 at 08:26

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base to put a sharp-eyed, Earth-watching satellite into orbit.

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Europe’s last cargo ship reaches ISS
August 13 2014 at 08:45

The Automated Transfer Vehicle 5, known as ATV-5, blasted off two weeks ago with more than seven tons of cargo for the station.

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A rare celestial sight
August 11 2014 at 14:10

Earth's closest celestial neighbour came by on its closest visit this year, much to the delight of astronomy enthusiasts.

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Video: Supermoon lights up night skies
August 11 2014 at 11:45

Earthlings were treated to glowing supermoon over the weekend.

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China to send orbiter to moon and back
August 11 2014 at 09:33

The mission will be launched before the end of the year and will travel to the moon before returning to Earth.

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Sleeping pills in space? That's a no
August 8 2014 at 13:59

Widespread use of sleeping pills by sleep-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment, a study warned.

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Nasa practices retrieving Orion craft
August 8 2014 at 08:40

The Orion spacecraft is designed to bring humans to the moon, asteroids and, eventually, to Mars.

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