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SpaceX gets new NASA contract to supply space station

Hawthorne - NASA agreed Friday that a private California aerospace company could continue to build an experimental launch vehicle expected eventually to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Russia offers U.S. space station help after rocket explodes

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday offered to help the United States with deliveries to the International Space Station after an unmanned American supply rocket exploded on lift-off.

Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Washington - An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded Tuesday in a giant fireball and plummeted back to Earth just seconds after launch on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Orbital's cargo ship arrives at space station

Washington - Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday arrived at the International Space Station on the company's first regular supply mission to the research outpost.

Doctor Who's Matt Smith wants a piano in his TARDIS

Matt Smith, who plays the Time Lord with two hearts in the BBC science-fiction drama, Doctor Who, is keen to acquire a piano keyboard for his time-travelling TARDIS.

Soccer star Eric Cantona latest celebrity linked to Doctor Who

First it was Lady GaGa, then Johnny Depp, and now it's Eric Cantona. Singers, movie stars and footballers are all being linked to Doctor Who, the science-fiction TV series starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who's Matt Smith joins Orbital at Glastonbury

Glastonbury - On the Other Stage at the Glastonbury music festival, Doctor Who's Matt Smith made a surprise appearance alongside electronic-pop duo Orbital.

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Matt Smith (aka the Doctor) on stage with Orbital at Glastonbury 2010  performing  Dr Who .
Matt Smith (aka the Doctor) on stage with Orbital at Glastonbury 2010, performing "Dr Who".
Glastonbury 2010, Orbital/Matt Smith screenshot
From left to right  Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese  director of the God...
From left to right, Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese, director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former astronaut Frank Culbertson, now of Orbital Sciences Corp., pose in front of Orbital's Cygnus space capsule at Wallops near Chincoteague, Va., in 2012.
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