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Tesla's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space

2017-12-08 05:40

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month.

SpaceX postpones launch of secretive Zuma mission

2017-11-17 06:33

SpaceX has postponed the launch of a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature - and the agency behind it - is a mystery.

One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

2017-10-27 19:34

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth - and help create a new kind of space archaeology.

Asteroid grazes past Earth in 'critical' rehearsal

2017-10-12 21:33

A house-sized asteroid has grazed past Earth, passing harmlessly inside the moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future.

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WATCH: Record-breaking woman astronaut back on Earth

Peggy Whitson, 57, the oldest female astronaut in the history of space exploration, is back on Earth after spending a whopping 288 consecutive days in the ISS. Watch.

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Largest asteroid in a century to whizz past Earth

2017-08-30 21:27

The largest asteroid in more than a century will whizz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 7 million kilometres, Nasa says.

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying

2017-08-18 22:10

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the US in 99 years.

Astronomers stunned by star 'nursery' age find

2017-07-27 22:45

Surprised astronomers have found stars of three different ages in a stellar "nursery" in the Milky Way, throwing into question the scientific consensus on how stars are formed.

Russian, French astronauts return from ISS

2017-06-02 20:19

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have ended their marathon 196-day mission to the International Space Station.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

2017-04-22 18:04

China's first cargo spacecraft has successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab, says the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

 

Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system - study

2017-11-21 20:01

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space came from another solar system, astronomers say as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.

Americans to send 'Zuma' to space

2017-11-16 05:34

In a galaxy far, far away US President Donald Trump might call Kim Jong-un of North Korea Rocket Man, but the US government will be launching a payload named Zuma into space.

Pope calls space, takes small step for Vatican-Russian ties

2017-10-26 19:20

Pope Francis has taken a small step in improving Vatican-Russian relations by chatting with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a telephone call with the International Space Station.

Asteroid to pass alarmingly close to Earth

2017-10-08 05:47

Nasa Earth defence specialists are closely monitoring the approach of an asteroid that is due to make a staggeringly close pass of Earth.

Record-breaking astronaut comes back to Earth

2017-09-03 16:39

A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space.

Total solar eclipse mesmerises America

2017-08-21 22:50

Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America as the sun vanished behind the moon in a rare total eclipse - and US President Donald Trump sneaked a peak without his glasses on.

Asteroid to pass between Earth, Moon

2017-08-10 21:54

A house-sized asteroid will shave past our planet on October 12, far inside the Moon's orbit but without posing any threat.

Growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth: scientists

2017-06-06 22:30

Czech astronomers say the risk is growing that Earth will be hit by an asteroid from a meteor stream known as the Taurids.

Cassini survives dive through Saturn's rings

2017-04-27 19:01

The NASA spacecraft Cassini has survived its plunge between the rings of Saturn and, after briefly going dark for the flyby, is communicating again.

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

2017-04-20 22:30

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American has reached the International Space Station completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade.

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