US astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

Glenn was credited with reviving US pride after the Soviet Union's early domination of manned space exploration.

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Seven months on, lander begins final descent to Mars

European-led space mission to search for signs of life on Red Planet after seven-month journey from Earth.


Europe's comet probe ends 12-year mission with crash

Collision with 67P, 720 million km away, marks final bid to gather closer than ever images of the ice-and-rock cluster.

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Is travel to Mars on the horizon?

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company is developing a large spacecraft to take people to Mars by 2024.

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NASA bid to track, study and 'vacuum' ancient asteroid

US space agency launches first mission to retrieve dust from asteroid in hopes of learning more about origins of life.


NASA: Jupiter storms like nothing we've seen before

US space agency releases pictures of first flyby of Juno probe, showing storms unlike any other in the solar system.

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'Earth-like planet' found orbiting star nearest to Sun

Located just four light years away from the Earth, Proxima b could be within the so-called habitable zone.


Unsafe shrimp and the question of seafood farming

Is the FDA doing enough to protect consumers from illegal antibiotics in their seafood?

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Moon rover tested in Qatari desert

Qatar's desert found to be an ideal environment to test private German prototype Moon rover.


Russia revs up the business of space

Moscow counts down launch of private space sector in the shadows of prolific accomplishments of its Soviet past.

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What living in space does to your body

A spotlight on the physical effects of living in space and time required for recovery from its negative impact.


Gravitational wave spacecraft exceeds expectations

Scientists say experimental spacecraft is five times more accurate than hoped, paving way for larger mission.

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Indian shuttle test considered success

India's space agency releases video of reusable space shuttle test, saying technology worked as planned.

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Indian space shuttle makes first test flight

India successfully launches an experimental spacecraft it hopes will form the basis of its own re-usable space shuttle.

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Inflatable 'tent' set to transform manned space flight

US company set to attach experimental expandable space habitat to the International Space Station.