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NASA

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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AP

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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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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Earth’s clear and present danger
April 23 2014 at 09:37

A foundation released a video visualisation of an asteroid strike in an attempt to raise public awareness. [VIDEO]

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Emirati firm to send citizen into space
April 22 2014 at 15:00

One lucky citizen of the oil-rich UAE could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

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Meteor lights up night sky in Russia
April 22 2014 at 10:19

Russians with smartphones and dashboard cameras captured footage of a meteor that flashed across the night sky.

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SpaceX capsule makes delivery to ISS
April 22 2014 at 10:19

'The Easter Dragon is knocking at the door,' astronaut Randy Bresnik radioed to the crew from Mission Control in Houston.

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Nasa’s backup plan for SpaceX launch
April 17 2014 at 09:30

SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt on Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

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Xi urges China on joint space, air power
April 16 2014 at 09:21

China's space programme has previously focused more on commerce and science rather than defence.

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Nasa study to revolve around twins
April 15 2014 at 16:05

Mark and Scott Kelly are the focus of a study which will investigate the effects of a year of space travel on the body.

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Sky-watchers see ‘blood moon’
April 15 2014 at 12:16

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. [VIDEO]

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US sky-watchers ready for total eclipse
April 15 2014 at 09:29

Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event.

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