iol scitech aug 29 nasa test
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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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iol scitech aug 28 Space Launch System
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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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iol scitech aug 28 sun
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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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Safe landing for ISS crew
May 14 2014 at 09:34

The first Japanese to command a space mission and crewmates from the US and Russia have landed safely in Kazakhstan.

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Separated at birth: solar siblings
May 13 2014 at 14:52

Astronomers identify the first solar sibling - a star formed in the same star cluster as the Sun billions of years ago.

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Watching 3.5 billion years unfold
May 12 2014 at 09:53

Freedom Park's //hapo Museum takes visitors from the Big Bang to the new SA.

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Mars mission scientist Pillinger dies
May 9 2014 at 09:40

British planetary scientist Colin Pillinger, the driving force behind the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars, has died at the age of 70.

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Space capsule sells for 1m euros
May 8 2014 at 09:49

A Soviet-era space capsule that carried three cosmonauts into space in the 1970s has fetched a million euros at auction.

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Jupiter moon's 'club sandwich' layers
May 6 2014 at 09:29

Scientists say that Jupiter's moon Ganymede may possess ice and liquid oceans stacked up in several layers much like a club sandwich.

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Scientists make dizzying planet find
May 2 2014 at 14:27

Scientists have for the first time measured the rotation of a planet in another solar system.

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Astronaut to make speech from space
May 2 2014 at 10:57

Graduates at the University of Connecticut have an interesting address to look forward to on May 10.

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Satellite to provide wealth of data
April 25 2014 at 09:13

Kazakhstan's first-ever Earth observation satellite is to be fired into orbit next week from the European spaceport.

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Spacewalkers replace dead computer
April 24 2014 at 09:07

Two US astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in record time.

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