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Blast leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters

SpaceX has nearly 50 launches, worth more than $7-billion, on its schedule.

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A celestial collision of two planets

A rare illusion will make Jupiter and Venus appear unusually close together in the sky.

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Space probe to reveal Pluto's secrets

On July 14, the space probe New Horizons will arrive at the Pluto system after a nine-year journey through space.

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Space

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Russia finds extra cash for new cosmodrome
June 18 2015 at 13:36

Building a launchpad in Russia's Far East is central to President Putin's effort to reform a once-pioneering space industry.

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Scientists plan risky move for Rosetta
June 18 2015 at 08:08

European scientists are planning a risky manoeuvre to get their Rosetta spacecraft closer to the comet it is orbiting.

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The voice of the Apollo era
June 17 2015 at 13:18

Jack King, who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on 16 July 1969, has died.

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Satellites to beam internet from space
June 17 2015 at 08:02

Airbus will design and build about 900 satellites for OneWeb, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based internet access.

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‘Hello Earth! Can you hear me?’
June 15 2015 at 08:47

A message from the Philae lander is one of the most eagerly greeted communications in space history. [VIDEO]

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Philae space probe wakes up
June 14 2015 at 15:15

The Philae lander space probe thought lost has woken up, ESA said adding it had received signals from the lander.

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Boy, 13, cracks rocket science at MIT
June 12 2015 at 15:31

Connall Cairns, 13, has just achieved one of the highest scores in an astrophysics course run by one of the world's top universities.

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‘Dream big, reach for the stars’
June 12 2015 at 15:30

Mars One candidate Dr Adriana Marais says it's surprising that people find the idea of permanently settling on Mars crazy.

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Porn in space, the final frontier
June 12 2015 at 09:19

PornHub, said to be the world's biggest pornography site, is crowdfunding for a sex tape filmed in zero gravity.

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Space trio make ‘textbook’ landing
June 12 2015 at 08:22

Three astronauts landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan, ending their 199-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

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