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EU must boost spending in space or be squeezed out: experts

Apo - The EU needs to boost space funding and improve its strategy to compete with military superpowers and smaller upstarts, a panel of experts told MEPs on Tuesday.

US vows closer cooperation with French space agency

Washington - The United States on Wednesday pledged closer cooperation with France's space agency, saying the two were advancing the commercial development of space.

Monitoring whale strandings via satellites from space

New technology is being deployed to assess the extent of whale stranded on land and to enable local teams to help to return the mammals to the water. The technology remains in development, but the data is already revealing interesting patterns.

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

Washington - US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted.

Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

Moscow - Hundreds of people including Russian and US astronauts and top officials bid farewell Tuesday to Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk.

First man to conduct spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies

Moscow - Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness.

Russia bestows medal on US astronaut in failed launch

Moscow - Russia has decorated NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived an aborted space launch last year, with one of its highest honours, the Order of Courage, a Kremlin decree said on Tuesday.

Will Andromeda start consuming the Milky Way?

Scientists have now charted the cannibalistic past of the neighboring galaxy to our own - Andromeda. The large galaxy now appears to have sights set on the Milky Way as its next main target.

First Arab on ISS set for Earth return

Almaty - An Emirati who made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station is set to return to Earth on Thursday following an eight-day mission that sparked euphoria in his homeland.

Scientists discover oldest galaxy cluster

Apo - Astronomers have discovered a 13-billion-year-old galaxy cluster that is the earliest ever observed, according to a paper released Friday, a finding that may hold clues about how the universe developed.

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

Baikonur - An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

Baikonur - A rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on Wednesday with an Emirati on board who will be the first Arab on the International Space Station.

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

Moscow - The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission.

Natalie Portman joins Hollywood space race with 'Lucy in the Sky'

Toronto - NASA may have grounded its space shuttles, but more Hollywood A-listers than ever are exploring the final frontier, with Natalie Portman launching one of two astronaut movie premieres at Toronto's film festival.

Russia terminates robot Fedor after space odyssey

Moscow - It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks."He won't fly there any more.

Graphene is the key to next-generation space telescopes

New research demonstrates how a detector made from graphene has the potential to revolutionize the sensors used in next-generation space telescopes, leading to more sophisticated images being captured.

India locates missing Moon lander

New Delhi - Indian space scientists were desperately trying Tuesday to establish communication with their broken Moon lander, having located the probe that went silent moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing.

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

Yangon - NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally.

India space agency loses communication with Moon-landing craft

Bangalore - India's space agency on Saturday lost communication with its spacecraft just before it was due to land near the South Pole of the Moon, in a blow to the nation's lunar ambitions.

Putin rebukes officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave a dressing down to space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.

India loses contact with Moon lander

Bangalore - India's space programme suffered a huge setback Saturday after losing contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon.

Putin upbraids officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dressed down space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.

Destination Moon: Exploring our relationship with our satellite Special

London - A new exhibition at London's National Maritime Museum celebrates humanities relationship with the Earth's only satellite and the historic Apollo mission Moon landings. The displays show how the Moon has exerted a powerful pull on human imagination.

US imposes sanctions on Iran space program

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran's space program, saying that a recent explosion on a launch pad was a sign of missile work.

Trump says US 'not involved' in Iranian rocket failure

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday released a photograph of an apparently failed Iranian rocket launch and said that the United States had nothing to do with it.

Trump launches new Pentagon command for space warfare

Washington - President Donald Trump launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to warfare in space Thursday, as American armed forces chiefs see China and Russia pressing hard to erode the US advantage in the newest military frontier.

Russian humanoid robot boards space station after delay

Moscow - It was second time lucky on Tuesday as an unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot docked at the International Space Station following a failed attempt over the weekend."Sorry for the delay. Got stuck in traffic.

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Moscow - An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Tuesday, following a failed attempt over the weekend.

NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report

Washington - US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Docking aborted for Russia's first humanoid robot in space

Moscow - An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit failed to dock at the International Space Station on Saturday, in a new setback for Moscow.
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