iol scitech may 22 Space Station~1
AP

SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific

The Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo capsule wrapped up a five-week stay at the International Space Station.

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iol scitech sep 10 Naledi Pandor
GCIS

MeerKAT still on track - Pandor

SA will meet its deadline of completing the MeerKAT radio telescope project by 2017, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

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iol scitech sep 3 Vostochny Russia
AFP

After failures, Russia presents reform space bill

Russia's deputy prime minister has lambasted the country's beleaguered space industry as inefficient and corrupt.

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Dragon spaceship put through test run
May 7 2015 at 13:13

A Space Exploration Technologies' passenger spaceship has made a quick debut test flight, shooting itself off a Florida launch pad.

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Russia awaits spacecraft’s fiery demise
May 7 2015 at 09:11

A Russian spacecraft on a failed resupply run to the ISS is heading back toward Earth faster than original predictions.

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Strange signals baffle experts
May 6 2015 at 09:18

For years astronomers thought the unexplained radio waves could have come from a giant celestial flare or an imploding star...

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Sesame Street actor’s shuttle escape
May 4 2015 at 15:05

Actor Caroll Spinney has revealed he narrowly avoided dying in the Challenger shuttle disaster.

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Nasa craft spots possible ice cap on Pluto
May 4 2015 at 11:54

New Horizons already has been able to make out surprising light and dark patches on the surface of Pluto. [VIDEO]

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Craft to burn up as it hits atmosphere
April 30 2015 at 07:10

An out-of-control Russian spacecraft is hurtling to Earth - but there is no need to worry, writes Steve Connor.

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Russia abandons Space Station mission
April 29 2015 at 19:02

Russia has abandoned a 2.6 billion rouble mission to supply the International Space Station, after the unmanned cargo ship was unable to dock.

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Space station: supply craft unable to dock
April 29 2015 at 18:24

An unmanned cargo ship will not be able to dock with the International Space Station because of problems after it launched.

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Spacecraft plunging towards Earth
April 29 2015 at 13:14

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth and is apparently out of control, an official says.

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Ring mystery around centaur planet
April 28 2015 at 11:34

Astronomers have found what they think is a system of rings around a small rocky object - and they're intrigued.

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