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THE WASHINGTON POST

This is a man’s world, leave Mars to women

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men, writes Kate Greene.

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REUTERS

UAE aims for stars with Mars project

Oil-rich United Arab Emirates has launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.

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AFP

Comet makes rare close pass by Mars

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic probes were poised for studies.

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Space

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180-day ‘coma’ for Mars astronauts
October 10 2014 at 14:10

Astronauts going to Mars could be put in a coma-like sleep to aid the mission.

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MAVEN prepares for brush with comet
October 10 2014 at 08:55

Nasa has secured its Mars probes in preparation for a rare, extremely close pass by a comet from the outer edge of the solar system.

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Fuel freeze ‘caused satellite mislaunch’
October 9 2014 at 14:14

Fuel that froze on a Soyuz rocket caused two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo navigation system to be placed into the wrong orbit in August, a probe concluded.

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Time-lapse video of the ‘blood moon’
October 9 2014 at 08:54

The total eclipse is the second of four over a two-year period that began April 15 and concludes on Sept. 28, 2015.

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Rich pickings for rich space tourists
October 8 2014 at 14:17

Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging options in New Mexico for its roster of passengers who hope to one day take flight into space.

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Astronauts embark on 6-hour spacewalk
October 8 2014 at 08:45

A pair of astronauts floated outside the International Space Station for a six-hour spacewalk to perform maintenance work.

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'Blood moon' eclipse to grace skies
October 8 2014 at 08:44

Weather permitting, the eclipse should be visible to skywatchers in North America, Australia, western South America and parts of East Asia.

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Paper apologises for India space cartoon
October 7 2014 at 08:57

The New York Times has apologised for a cartoon that some readers said portrayed India in a bad light.

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N Korea ready to launch rocket - report
October 3 2014 at 08:38

North Korea has completed upgrading a launch pad for a larger type of space rocket, a US-based analysts group said.

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Dream Chaser to fly people into orbit
October 2 2014 at 14:24

A passenger spaceship that lost a bid for additional Nasa funding may have new life ferrying passengers for Paul Allen's space startup.

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