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Ultimate absentee ballot: US astronaut votes from space station

Washington - At least she didn't have to wait in line.A US astronaut cast her ballot from the International Space Station on Thursday, making her voice heard in the presidential election despite being 253 miles (408 kilometers) above the Earth.

Three-man US-Russian crew returns to Earth from ISS

Almaty - An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts touched down safely on the Kazakhstan steppe on Thursday, completing a 196-day mission that began with the first launch under lockdown conditions.

Three-man US-Russian crew returns to Earth from ISS

Almaty - An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts touched down on the Kazakhstan steppe on Thursday, completing a 196-day mission that began with the first launch under lockdown conditions.

New crew reaches ISS in record time

Almaty - A three-person crew successfully reached the International Space Station on Wednesday aboard a Russian rocket after the fastest ever journey from Earth of just over three hours.

Russia launches fresh crew to ISS on fast-track journey

Almaty - Two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut blasted off on a high-speed journey to the International Space Station Wednesday, in the first such launch aboard a Russian capsule since SpaceX's game-changing debut manned flight from US soil.

NASA announces eight-nation space coalition under 'Artemis Accords'

Washington - NASA announced on Tuesday that eight countries have signed an international agreement called the Artemis Accords that outlines the principles of future exploration of the Moon and beyond.

Essential Science: Mystery of Jupiter’s unusual storms revealed

The appearance of dazzlingly geometric storm patterns on Jupiter's south pole have confounded scientists for decades. Now researchers think they have an answer to the climatic mysteries of the super-sized planet.

Space oddity: bacteria can survive cosmic trip, study shows

Apo - Scientists have found a radiation-resistant bacteria can survive at least three years exposed in orbit, suggesting simple life forms could manage the long journey between between Earth and Mars unprotected.

Cisco Adler talks about Cocoon Malibu acting as a digital space Special

Grammy-nominated music producer, songwriter and artist Cisco Adler chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about Cocoon Malibu.

Hurricane might delay SpaceX-NASA return trip from ISS

Washington - The first US astronauts to reach the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade might not come home this weekend as scheduled because of Hurricane Isaias, NASA said Friday.

China's Mars probe photographs Earth en route to Red Planet

Bejing - China's first Mars probe has beamed back a photo of the Earth and the Moon as it heads toward its destination, the country's space agency said Tuesday.

China launches Mars probe in space race with US

Wenchang - China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.

China to launch Mars probe in space race with US

Wenchang - China aims to launch a rover to Mars on Thursday on a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.

South Korea's first military satellite launched

Seoul - South Korea's first-ever military communications satellite has been successfully launched by private operator SpaceX, Seoul said Tuesday, as it looks to build up its defence capabilities.

Essential Science: New quest to find Planet Nine

Astrophysicists have proposed a novel method designed to find black holes in the outer reaches of the Solar System as well as to track down whether the hypothesized Planet Nine really exists.

Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

Dubai - The first Arab space mission to Mars blasted off from Japan on Monday on a mission to unravel the secrets of weather on the Red Planet.

Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe

Geneva - Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars.

First Arab space mission to Mars launches from Japan

Apo - The first Arab space mission to Mars, an unmanned probe dubbed "Hope", blasted off from Japan on Monday, in a bid to reveal more about the atmosphere of the Red Planet.

First Arab space mission to Mars launches from Japan

Apo - The first Arab space mission to Mars blasted off Monday aboard a rocket from Japan, after weather delays set back the launch of the probe dubbed "Hope.

Solar Orbiter gives scientists unprecedented look at Sun

Paris - Scientists said Thursday they had obtained the closest ever images taken of the Sun as part of a pan-European mission to study solar winds and flares that could have far-reaching impacts back on Earth.

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Paris - Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings.

A trio of Mars missions in the starting blocks

Paris - "We have lift-off, we have lift-off!"The summer race to land a space probe on Mars is off to a hot start.

Eyes on the stars: UAE's Mars probe a first for the Arab world

Dubai - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club by sending a probe to Mars.

Russia detains ex-defence reporter for treason

Moscow - A high-profile Russian journalist who became an adviser to the head of the space agency was detained for two months Tuesday on charges of treason for allegedly divulging state secrets.

China eyes July 20-25 launch for Mars rover

Bejing - China's first Mars rover should launch later this month, authorities said Wednesday, as the country races to catch up with the US dominance of space.

US vows to curb China and Russia in space

Washington - The United States wants to prevent China and Russia from taking control of space and will look to allies for help, according to a new "Defense Space Strategy" unveiled by the Pentagon on Wednesday.

US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission

Washington - NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

Washington - A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station, the first time a crewed US spacecraft has performed the feat in nearly a decade.

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.

SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions.
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Four different spaceships linked together in orbit. At the far left is Endeavour, while Russia's Soyuz capsule "Yuri Gagarin" is perched at a rooftop docking port on the International Space Station.
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
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PSLV-C34 takes off from India's southern spaceport of Sriharikota.
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Nikon D7000, great auto focus all in all a great performing camera.
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Saturn's rings and moons from 2013 space probe
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Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49
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A new photo of Earth from one million miles away, courtesy NASA
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Total lunar eclipse captured January 20-21, 2000
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NASA image show Christmas in outer space.
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Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49
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An airplane flies past where Venus can be seen
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File photo: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station
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