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AFP

How winds shift Mars’ landscape

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

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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REUTERS

Protest to delay work on space taxis

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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Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets
June 13 2014 at 14:40

More than 300 Chinese space enthusiasts have booked tickets for a five minute trip to outer space, official media reported.

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‘Flying saucer’ launch on the cards
June 13 2014 at 09:25

Nasa hopes to try again to launch a 'flying saucer' into Earth's atmosphere after losing the chance because of bad weather.

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World Cup best wishes from space
June 13 2014 at 09:26

In a video message from orbit, ISS crew member Alexander Gerst wished all teams and fans in Brazil 'peaceful games.'

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Nasa postpones ‘flying saucer’ test
June 12 2014 at 09:36

Nasa has postponed its plan to send a 'flying saucer' into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used on Mars.

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Space flight: Brightman 100 percent committed
June 11 2014 at 14:34

British singer Sarah Brightman is scheduled to begin training this year for a 2015 flight to the International Space Station.

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Astronaut shares life in space on Twitter
June 11 2014 at 09:39

First-time astronaut Reid Wiseman is sharing his observations and pictures with a growing following on Twitter.

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SKA pull-out ‘will hurt’ German scientists
June 9 2014 at 09:31

Germany's decision to withdraw from SKA will compromise its use of the telescope, the SKA Organisation says.

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Apollo moon rocks hint at other planet
June 6 2014 at 09:26

Rocks brought back by Apollo astronauts contain evidence of Mars-sized planet that many believe crashed into Earth.

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Rendezvous set to unlock mysteries of planets
June 6 2014 at 14:47

Comets may hold vital keys to unlocking the secrets of the processes at work during the formation of planets. John Yeld reports

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Human Mars programme doomed - study
June 6 2014 at 09:25

Nasa has been warned that its mission to send humans to Mars will fail unless it revamps its methods.

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