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Space

​US-Russian crew blasts off for record-setting one-year ISS flight
A Soyuz spacecraft has lifted off from the Baikonur space launch site, taking a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS). Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and American Scott Kelly are set to beat the record of the longest space trip.

27.03.2015 20:00

​Martian microbes could be sustained by carbon monoxide, study claims
Atmospheric carbon monoxide has been identified as a potential source of energy for microbes – if there are any – on and near the surface of the red planet, in the past as well as the present, according to a new study.

25.03.2015 17:51

​Huge asteroid to fly by Earth at 37,000 kph on Friday
A 1,000 meter-wide asteroid is heading towards Earth this week – and its course will reach its closest point to our planet on Friday, according to NASA.

25.03.2015 18:26

Curiosity finds life-forming nitrogen on Mars
Mars has given us new clues about the possibilities of past life on the planet after NASA’s Curiosity rover found nitrates embedded in its rock. The elements are known on Earth as one of the key precursors to life.

24.03.2015 10:44

'Dark side of the moon': Faroese Rockers play live during solar eclipse (VIDEO)
A Faroese music band came up a great idea of how to celebrate the solar eclipse last Friday - they shot a live music video. For nearly six minutes, viewers saw the world around them darkening and then returning to normal.

23.03.2015 09:28

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli to RT: ‘A Spacewalk is a brutal activity; you are always in danger’
Fifty years after the first ever spacewalk by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, despite huge progress it’s still dangerous and difficult work, astronaut Paolo Nespoli told RT. He recalls his mission to the ISS and explains why even a small step matters.

22.03.2015 21:04

Kilometers-wide lunar caves can shelter whole human cities, model claims
Natural tunnels left by lava flows under the Moon’s surface may reach gargantuan proportions of up to 5 kilometers, a new model predicted. They are a promising location for future manned lunar bases.

21.03.2015 13:56

Major Tom to Ground Control: Oregon brewery launches space-age beer
An Oregon craft brewery has announced it will sell a limited run of “space” beer next month. The very special batch of imperial stout was made using brewer’s yeast that successfully returned from space last fall, the company said.

20.03.2015 20:15

​Primary school bans kids from watching solar eclipse for ‘cultural and religious’ reasons
A primary school in West London has admitted to banning children from watching the first solar eclipse of the century because of concerns over “cultural and religious” sensitivities.

20.03.2015 15:08

Supermoon solar eclipse thrills sky gazers (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
People across Europe and other parts of the world gazed with awe skywards on Friday to see a rare type of solar eclipse, which has coincided with other celestial events such as the spring equinox and a supermoon.

20.03.2015 13:12

RT exclusive: ISS cosmonaut talks about his day-to-day life in space (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Instagram orbital celebrity, Anton Shkaplerov, the cosmonaut who posts the most unconventional selfies ever, has given an exclusive interview to RT on the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk.

20.03.2015 11:04

​‘Every spacewalk is unique challenge’: Pioneer Leonov at #AskaCosmonaut Q&A
The first man to walk in space, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov has taken part in jubilee celebrations and answered several questions submitted by social media users – 50 years after he took his historic first step into space.

19.03.2015 20:25