iol scitech sep 22 Space Station SpaceX Launch
AP

SpaceX to attempt rocket landing at sea

SpaceX says the landing is a vital step to prove its precision landing capabilities needed before it can gain a ground landing license.

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REUTERS

Rover finds organic molecules on Mars

Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock.

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Ideal gift for the star-struck

If you are interested in the night skies, The Sky Guide 2015 handbook is now available.

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Space

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ESA shortlists sites for Mars mission
October 2 2014 at 08:46

The landing is the second part of a two-phase endeavour called ExoMars, a project between ESA and Russia's Roscosmos space agency.

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How winds shift Mars’ landscape
October 1 2014 at 08:57

High winds are a near-daily force on the surface of Mars, carving out a landscape of shifting dunes and posing a challenge to exploration, say scientists.

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US weaning itself off Russian reliance
October 1 2014 at 08:56

The US Air Force expects to make recommendations in early November on how to end US reliance on Russian rocket engines.

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Protest to delay work on space taxis
September 30 2014 at 08:46

Work on a pair of spaceships to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS will be delayed after a losing contender protested the Nasa awards.

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US-Russian crew docks with space station
September 26 2014 at 13:55

The Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft joined up with the space laboratory as it orbited 364 kilometres above the earth.

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Solar system's water ‘older than sun’
September 26 2014 at 08:50

Water found in Earth's oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study shows.

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Mars, like it’s never been seen before
September 26 2014 at 08:50

India's space agency has released the first image of the crater-scarred and dry surface of Mars taken by its first interplanetary spacecraft.

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Water vapour found at distant planet
September 25 2014 at 14:15

Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a star about 130 light years from Earth. [VIDEO]

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Mars mission opens doors for India
September 25 2014 at 08:38

India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, hoping the rare feat will show the world its space prowess.

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SpaceX breaks ground with Texas launch site
September 23 2014 at 14:00

Elon Musk says he expects SpaceX to invest $100-million in the world's first commercial orbital spaceport.

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