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AP

Nasa’s backup plan for SpaceX launch

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

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REUTERS

Xi urges China on joint space, air power

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

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NASA

Nasa study to revolve around twins

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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Mandla suits up for trip to space
December 23 2013 at 07:13

From Tshwane township to spaceship for South Africa’s first black astronaut.

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Nasa nails first spacewalk to fix pump
December 23 2013 at 08:59

The spacewalk was the first since July when the spacesuit helmet worn by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano began filling with water.

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Legend of Chang'e, China’s sad moon fairy
December 20 2013 at 14:38

From oral history to Tang dynasty poetry and contemporary reworkings, the legend has taken many twists.

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‘Santa Claus will come to space’
December 20 2013 at 10:03

World's first robot astronaut chats to Japanese commander of International Space Station, in what is being billed as first conversation of its kind.

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Voyage signals something greater for China
December 19 2013 at 14:48

While the US retreats from manned space exploration, China is seeking to establish itself as an ascending superpower.

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Snorkels in space?
December 19 2013 at 09:06

Nasa dreamed up the idea as a quick fix to a spacesuit problem so astronauts can step out to repair a valve at the ISS.

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China to launch lunar probe in 2017
December 19 2013 at 09:05

China has yet to announce its moon ambitions beyond the sampling mission, when asked if it planned to send astronauts there.

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Nasa orders spacewalk repairs at ISS
December 18 2013 at 09:29

Station managers decided to send two astronauts out as soon as possible to replace a pump that contains a bad valve.

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Gaia to carry out astronomical census
December 18 2013 at 09:28

Europe will place a billion-dollar bet on a space telescope designed to provide the biggest and most detailed 3D map of the Milky Way.

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Nasa sees ‘some success’ with ISS
December 17 2013 at 09:43

Engineers are still trying to fix an International Space Station cooling problem and have not yet decided whether spacewalks will be necessary.

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