iol scitech sep 18 Commercial-Space-Crew
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Musk gets new challenge with Nasa

With a contract for his firm to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the ISS, Elon Musk's star is on the rise again.

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iol scitech sep 18 Mars Maven
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Spacecraft to orbit Mars within days

MAVEN is different from past Nasa missions because it focuses on the mysteries of the never-before-studied upper atmosphere.

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iol scitech sep 17 nasa
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Boeing, SpaceX to build next spacecraft

Nasa awarded a total of $6.8-billion to the two companies for their respective spacecraft.

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Musk gets new challenge with Nasa
September 18 2014 at 13:34

With a contract for his firm to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the ISS, Elon Musk's star is on the rise again.

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Spacecraft to orbit Mars within days
September 18 2014 at 08:08

MAVEN is different from past Nasa missions because it focuses on the mysteries of the never-before-studied upper atmosphere.

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Boeing, SpaceX to build next spacecraft
September 17 2014 at 09:10

Nasa awarded a total of $6.8-billion to the two companies for their respective spacecraft.

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J marks spot for historic comet landing
September 16 2014 at 08:37

The European Space Agency unveiled the spot on a comet in deep space where it will attempt a high-stakes landing.

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Hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short
September 16 2014 at 08:38

Since 1998, Nasa has spent about $100-million on programs to find, assess and mitigate potentially threatening space neighbours.

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Nasa preps Orion for deep-space test
September 12 2014 at 13:53

In December Orion will be flown to an altitude of about 5 800km from Earth, 14 times farther away than the International Space Station.

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Rover arrives at Mount Sharp after a year
September 12 2014 at 08:28

The Curiosity rover has arrived at Mars' Mount Sharp and is preparing to scale the massive mountain, says Nasa.

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Solar storm heading Earth’s way
September 12 2014 at 08:28

Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in coming days.

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Astronaut, cosmonauts back on Earth
September 11 2014 at 09:02

In addition to a pair of Russian space walks, the returning crew tackled a record number of science experiments.

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China to launch space lab in 2016
September 11 2014 at 09:02

The rapid and purposeful development of China's manned programme is in contrast with that of Nasa.

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