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New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Cambridge-educated Franklin 'helped us understand life on Earth and now her namesake will do the same on Mars,' says UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore

NEW MARS ROVER. A picture shows a working prototype of the newly named Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover at the Airbus Defense and Space facility in Stevenage, north of London on February 7, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Three astronauts touch down after 6 months in space

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Tim Peake the first British astronaut on the ISS Russia s Yury Malenchenko and NASA s Tim Kopra parachuted down onto the Kazakh steppe in their Soyuz capsule after spending 186 days in orbit

TOUCHDOWN. A handout photo provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on June 18, 2016 shows Tim Peake (seated L) of the European Space Agency ESA, Yuri Malenchenko (seated C) of Roscosmos, and Tim Kopra (seated R) of NASA sitting in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/EPA

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Included in the Dragon s cargo is an expandable room that will be temporarily attached to the orbiting outpost

DRAGON IN SPACE. A handout picture provided by NASA shows SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule docked to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module of the International Space Station (ISS), May 19, 2015. File photo by NASA/EPA

'Exhilarated' British astronaut starts first spacewalk

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Peake says he felt exhilarated but had no time to dwell on these emotions

Photo by AFP/NASA/Tim Peake

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

In Christmas message, Pope Francis speaks out on conflicts, migrants

Dec 25, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The Pope asks God to repay all those both individuals and states who generously work to provide assistance and welcome migrants

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. Pope Francis speaks to the faithful during the traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) Christmas Day message and blessing from the central balcony of St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City, December 25, 2015. Alessandro di Meo/EPA

UK astronaut to take part in London marathon from space

Dec 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Major Tim – his actual rank – will be only the second Briton in space after Helen Sharman in 1991

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