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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.

Op-Ed: Coronavirus: Why it's too early to open shops

London - Many governments are now starting to re-open shops or put in place plans to do so. Given poor ventilation and the use of recirculated air, it is probably too early to do so. This article outlines why.

Bob and Doug, the best friends on historic SpaceX-NASA mission

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the astronauts set to launch into orbit on a SpaceX rocket Wednesday, are both former military pilots, both recruited by NASA in 2000, and both married to fellow astronauts.

China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission

Bejing - China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet, the company in charge of the project has said.

China's new spacecraft returns to Earth: official

Bejing - China's new prototype spacecraft "successfully landed" on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon.

China's space test hits snag with capsule 'anomaly'

Beijing - A cargo capsule that was part of a key test in China's space programme experienced an "anomaly" Wednesday during its return trip, the space authority said.

Mission Impossible to Mission Control: Tom Cruise to film in space

Los Angeles - Tom Cruise will film his next Hollywood blockbuster on location -- 250 miles up in the air and orbiting the Earth once every 90 minutes.

China says launch of key new space rocket 'successful'

Bejing - China on Tuesday successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country's ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.

Russian cargo capsule docks with ISS

Moscow - A Russian cargo capsule with 2.5 tons of supplies docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday after the fastest such trip yet from earth, the national space agency Roscosmos said.

Essential Science: Milky Way’s 100s of faint satellite galaxies

An investigation into the Milky Way's hundreds of satellite galaxies (which appear very faint, and many of which have only recently been discovered) could help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation.
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