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NASA test of mega Moon rocket engines cut short

Washington - NASA conducted a test firing of the engines for its giant Space Launch System (SLS) lunar rocket on Saturday but they shut down earlier than planned, the space agency said.

Essential Science: New atomic clock improves measuring time

A special type of atomic clock has been developed to keep time even more precisely. The new concept deploys entangled atoms. A useful application with the clock will be with the detection of dark matter and the effect of gravity upon time.

Chinese craft returns to Earth with Moon rocks

Bejing - An unmanned Chinese spacecraft carrying rocks and soil from the Moon returned safely to Earth early Thursday, completing another chapter in China's effort to become a space superpower.

Chinese space probe carrying lunar samples returned to Earth: state media

Bejing - An unmanned Chinese spacecraft carrying rocks and soil from the Moon returned safely to Earth early Thursday in the first mission in four decades to collect lunar samples, the Xinhua news agency said.

Asteroid samples leave Japan scientists 'speechless'

Apo - Scientists in Japan said Tuesday they were left "speechless" when they saw how much asteroid dust was inside a capsule delivered by the Hayabusa-2 space probe in an unprecedented mission.

China to open giant telescope to international scientists

Pingtang - Nestled among the mountains in southwest China, the world's largest radio telescope signals Beijing's ambitions as a global centre for scientific research.

Black 'sand-like' asteroid dust found in box from Japan probe

Apo - Black sandy dust found in a capsule brought to Earth by a Japanese space probe is from the distant asteroid Ryugu, scientists confirmed after opening it on Monday.

Indonesia wants to lure SpaceX to build rocket launch site

Jakarta - Indonesia has invited Tesla boss Elon Musk to build a launch site for his SpaceX's rocket in the Southeast Asian country, pointing out the benefits of a location next to the equator, officials said.

Chuck Yeager, first pilot to break sound barrier, dies aged 97

Washington - Chuck Yeager, a World War II fighter ace who was the first human to travel faster than sound and whose gutsy test pilot exploits were immortalized in the bestselling book "The Right Stuff," died Monday, his wife said. He was 97.

NASA outlines science goals for future astronauts on Moon

Washington - The US space agency NASA published a voluminous report on Monday outlining the scientific priorities for the Artemis III astronauts it intends to send to the Moon in 2024.

China completes its first-ever docking in lunar orbit

Shanghai - A Chinese probe carrying samples from the lunar surface successfully docked Sunday with a spacecraft orbiting the moon, in another space first for the nation, state media reported.

Japan space agency hails return of asteroid dust on Earth

Apo - Japan space agency officials on Sunday hailed the arrival of rare asteroid samples on Earth after they were collected by space probe Hayabusa-2 during an unprecedented mission.

Asteroid dust collected by Japan probe arrives on Earth

Apo - In a streak of light across the night sky, samples collected from a distant asteroid arrived on Earth on Sunday after being dropped off by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2.

Chinese probe leaves Moon for return to Earth

Bejing - A Chinese space probe has lifted off from the surface of the Moon to return to Earth, an ambitious effort to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.

Special delivery: Japan space probe to bring asteroid dust to Earth

Apo - Call it a special delivery: after six years in space, Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe is heading home, but only to drop off its rare asteroid samples before starting a new mission.

Lab developing device to help Earth dodge asteroids

Riga - In a corner of the campus at Riga Technical University, a team of scientists is working on technology that could one day stop asteroids from smashing into Earth.

Chinese probe lands on Moon to gather lunar samples

Bejing - A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.

China's lunar probe lands on Moon: Xinhua

Bejing - An unmanned Chinese spacecraft landed on the Moon Tuesday, state media reported, the latest milestone in a mission to collect samples from the lunar surface.

Cyprus rocky testing ground for Mars

Nicosia - International and Cypriot experts on Friday discussed a research project to test space equipment on the Mediterranean island before sending it to Mars to measure the age of its rocks, officials said.

China launches Moon probe to bring back lunar rocks

Beijing - A rocket heading for the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades blasted off from China on Tuesday in the latest milestone for Beijing's spacefaring ambitions.

China launches Moon probe to bring back lunar rocks

Beijing - China on Tuesday launched an unmanned spacecraft to bring back lunar rocks -- the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from the Moon in four decades.

Will small rockets finally lift off?

Paris - The boom in demand for placing small satellites into orbit has boosted interest in small rockets, but industry players do not think the niche will become a business segment of its own.

SpaceX Crew Dragon "Resilience" docks with ISS

Washington - A SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station Monday, the first of what NASA hopes will be many routine missions ending US reliance on Russian rockets.

SpaceX-NASA launch postponed to Sunday due to weather

Washington - NASA on Friday said the planned launch of a crewed SpaceX vessel to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday had to be postponed by a day due to inclement weather.

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.
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