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New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing 'illumination satellites' which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are 8 times brighter

Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing 'illumination satellites' ...

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New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague who survived an aborted ...

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Aborted launch astronauts return to space next year – Russia

US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin are safe after their Soyuz ...

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Rocket bound for ISS fails, crew survives emergency landing

Hubble is currently down to two working gyros and needs at least 3 for optimal ...

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Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

The landing comes with Russian and US officials investigating the appearance of a ...

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ISS astronauts return to Earth amid U.S.-Russia tensions

The French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, lands safely on asteroid ...

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Touchdown! Japan space probe lands new robot on asteroid

The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid ...

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Japan's space robots start asteroid survey

The vast distance between Earth and Mars delays communications with mission control by up ...

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First to red planet will become Martians – Canada astronaut

(UPDATED) Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, says he wants ...

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Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

The ICESat-2 mission uses advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the Earth's ...

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NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets