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Rocket launch tests new technology

Nasa is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.

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Heavy-lift rocket debut ‘not likely until 2018’

Nasa's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon and asteroids, likely will not have its debut test flight until 2018.

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Underground lab glimpses ‘soul’ of Sun

A lab sited under 1.4km of rock has detected particles from the Sun that help to measure activity at the very heart of our star, scientists said.

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Rocket launch tests new technology
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Nasa is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.

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Heavy-lift rocket debut ‘not likely until 2018’
August 28 2014 at 14:11

Nasa's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon and asteroids, likely will not have its debut test flight until 2018.

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Underground lab glimpses ‘soul’ of Sun
August 28 2014 at 08:31

A lab sited under 1.4km of rock has detected particles from the Sun that help to measure activity at the very heart of our star, scientists said.

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SpaceX delays rocket launch
August 27 2014 at 08:36

Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following an explosion of a related prototype vehicle.

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Europe eyes sites for comet landing
August 26 2014 at 08:51

The European Space Agency said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet.

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Rover takes most curious selfie
August 25 2014 at 14:02

Nasa's Mars explorer has covered only 9km in two years, writes Jan Cronje.

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Navigation satellites in wrong orbits
August 25 2014 at 09:18

The European Space Agency and Arianespace say the satellites ended up in off-target orbits after being launched from French Guiana.

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Space taxis: Boeing completes design review
August 22 2014 at 13:50

Boeing has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

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UKZN rocket launch a roaring success
August 22 2014 at 08:21

The launch of the Phoenix-1A rocket at the Denel Overberg test range in the Western Cape was the result of four years of work.

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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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