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Europe launches last resupply ship to space station
Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America late Tuesday bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said.

Europe launches last resupply ship to space station
NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record
NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said.

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record
Morgan Freeman. ©Reuters/Kevork Djansezian
Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing

American actor Morgan Freeman said Friday he became teary-eyed when he watched US astronauts set foot on the Moon for the first time, 45 years ago.

Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing
Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station
Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station

An unmanned cargo ship that was rocketed into space this weekend by Orbital Sciences Corporation is nearing the International Space Station where it plans to dock.

Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station
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NASA films grandiose eruption on the Sun

NASA has released a 40-second video that captured a grand coronal mass ejection from the surface of the Sun at the speed of 1.5 million miles per hour (2.4 kilometers per hour).

NASA films grandiose eruption on the Sun
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
"Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator" vehicle. Photo courtesy of top.rbc.ru
NASA's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology

NASA sent a saucer-like vehicle high into the sky to test technology for a future Mars landing, but its parachute tangled when deployed and the spacecraft splashed into the Pacific Ocean.

NASA's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology
'Godzilla' of Earths circles distant star
'Godzilla' of Earths circles distant star

Astronomers have spotted the "Godzilla" of all Earths, a huge rocky planet orbiting a star 560 light years away that is changing scientists' understanding of the origins of the universe.

'Godzilla' of Earths circles distant star
German Alexander Gerst, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev, his NASA colleague Reid Wiseman. ©RIA Novosti
Russian, German and US astronauts dock with ISS

A crew of Russian, German and US astronauts docked with the International Space Station Thursday as space cooperation between Moscow and the West continues despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.

Russian, German and US astronauts dock with ISS
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Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say.

Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24
SpaceX's Dragon capsule.Photo courtesy of space.com
SpaceX supply capsule heads back to Earth

The unmanned Dragon capsule from US firm SpaceX landed safely in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico's coast Sunday, hours after undocking from the International Space Station.

SpaceX supply capsule heads back to Earth
Three astronauts land back on Earth in Soyuz capsule
Three astronauts land back on Earth in Soyuz capsule

Three astronauts, including a Russian and an American, touched down safely on Earth Wednesday aboard a Soyuz capsule, the first such landing since Russia's relationship with the West slumped amid the Ukraine crisis.

Three astronauts land back on Earth in Soyuz capsule
SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS
SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

Private US firm SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Friday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.

Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
Nazifa Baktybayeva. Photo courtesy of obozrenie.kz
Sophomore students creating satellite in Kazakhstan

A sophomore spacecraft inventor Nazifa Baktybayeva from Kazakhstan's Pavlodar is working on a real satellite.

Sophomore students creating satellite in Kazakhstan
Russian cargo ship docks to space station
Russian cargo ship docks to space station

A Russian cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station Thursday, bringing the crew crucial supplies and water, Russia's space agency said.

Russian cargo ship docks to space station
Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay
Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay
Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan
Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

A crew of two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off Tuesday from Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz rocket for the International Space Station, with US-Russia space cooperation pressing on despite the diplomatic standoff over Ukraine.

Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan to help NASA protect satellites from garbage
Kazakhstan to help NASA protect satellites from garbage

Kazakhstan scientists want to study the problem of space garbage together with NASA.

Kazakhstan to help NASA protect satellites from garbage
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope. ©Reuters/Keith Vanderlinde
Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe

Waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang have been detected for the first time, in a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born.

Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe