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SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight (VIDEO)
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket broke up in midair soon after it took off at the company’s development site in Texas. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened during a test flight.

23.08.2014 03:29

Clear some space! Russia to develop scavenger to collect cosmic debris by 2025
The Russian space agency is allocating around $297 million to design and construct a spacecraft that would clean circumterrestrial space of disabled communication satellites and upper-stage rockets currently cluttering up the geostationary orbit.

22.08.2014 05:21

Long-term spaceflights challenged as harm to astronauts’ health revealed
NASA is looking into whether astronauts can survive long-term spaceflight, with the latest study identifying possible health risks including asymptomatic infections, increased allergies and persistent rashes.

21.08.2014 03:25

Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull
Russian scientists say they made a “unique” discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior of the International Space Station – traces of tiny sea creatures on the station’s windows and walls. It remains unclear how marine plankton ended up in space.

19.08.2014 19:40

Russian troops put advanced anti-aircraft systems to the test
Russian aerospace defense forces have test-fired S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems at a large military drill in the country’s southern Astrakhan Region.

19.08.2014 16:13

Most jaw-dropping locations and events on Earth photographed from ISS
The crew of the International Space Station Expedition 40 are locked in an unofficial competition to produce the most stunning pictures of Earth from orbit.

17.08.2014 14:24

Star dust brought to Earth originated beyond our solar system
​NASA’s Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.

15.08.2014 12:03

Satellites may soon be able to snap photographs of your face
Satellites run by Google and other private companies may soon have the ability to capture images of a person’s face and other sensitive information if federal restrictions continue to loosen from lobbying.

14.08.2014 03:52

Brightest in 20 years: Spectacular ISS pics of Sunday’s supermoon
A Russian cosmonaut has posted stunning pictures of the supermoon, giving a preview to one of the most dramatic space events of the year. On Sunday, stargazers will be able to view the biggest and brightest moon in 20 years.

10.08.2014 15:25

​China to launch moon orbiter to test soil recovery mission technologies
China has delivered a spacecraft for launch, which will be sent to the moon later this year to test technologies for its future mission to recover a lunar soil sample.

10.08.2014 12:37

NASA releases amazing HD footage of 'Flying Saucer' supersonic near-space flight (VIDEO)
The US space agency released a spectacular video detailing the testing of an interplanetary landing system, which is designed to place more massive payloads on the surface of Mars, as it hurtled toward Earth.

09.08.2014 06:45

Supermoon and Perseid meteor shower to light up night skies
In one of the most dramatic astronomical events of the year, a ‘supermoon’ is to light up the night sky alongside this year’s Perseid meteor shower.

08.08.2014 16:01

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