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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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US-Russian crew docks with space station

The Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft joined up with the space laboratory as it orbited 364 kilometres above the earth.

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iol scitech sep 26 India Mars Mission
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Mars, like it’s never been seen before

India's space agency has released the first image of the crater-scarred and dry surface of Mars taken by its first interplanetary spacecraft.

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Nasa’s MAVEN enters Mars orbit
September 22 2014 at 09:27

Unmanned orbiter travels more than 10 months to reach Mars for first-of-its kind study of planet's upper atmosphere.

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Experts deconstruct mystery fireball
September 19 2014 at 14:16

The fireball that blazed over the Rockies earlier this month wasn't a meteor or other celestial body, experts say.

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Musk gets new challenge with Nasa
September 18 2014 at 13:34

With a contract for his firm to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the ISS, Elon Musk's star is on the rise again.

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Spacecraft to orbit Mars within days
September 18 2014 at 08:08

MAVEN is different from past Nasa missions because it focuses on the mysteries of the never-before-studied upper atmosphere.

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Boeing, SpaceX to build next spacecraft
September 17 2014 at 09:10

Nasa awarded a total of $6.8-billion to the two companies for their respective spacecraft.

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J marks spot for historic comet landing
September 16 2014 at 08:37

The European Space Agency unveiled the spot on a comet in deep space where it will attempt a high-stakes landing.

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Hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short
September 16 2014 at 08:38

Since 1998, Nasa has spent about $100-million on programs to find, assess and mitigate potentially threatening space neighbours.

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Nasa preps Orion for deep-space test
September 12 2014 at 13:53

In December Orion will be flown to an altitude of about 5 800km from Earth, 14 times farther away than the International Space Station.

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Rover arrives at Mount Sharp after a year
September 12 2014 at 08:28

The Curiosity rover has arrived at Mars' Mount Sharp and is preparing to scale the massive mountain, says Nasa.

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Solar storm heading Earth’s way
September 12 2014 at 08:28

Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in coming days.

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