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India launches biggest ever rocket into space
India launches biggest ever rocket into space

India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space.

India launches biggest ever rocket into space
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Kazakhstan needs asteroid observation stations: astrophysicist

Many space objects remain undiscovered and some of them pose a threat to the Earth. Astrophysicist Victor Teifel says it is time to build a special station for detection of asteroids in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan needs asteroid observation stations: astrophysicist
Orion launch is trial by fire for Apollo-era heat shield
Orion launch is trial by fire for Apollo-era heat shield

NASA's Orion vehicle aims to carry humans farther into space than ever before, but its protective heat shield is basically the same as that used for the Apollo Moon missions.

Orion launch is trial by fire for Apollo-era heat shield
Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe
Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe

Japan launched a rocket carrying a space probe destined for a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet.

Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe
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Famous Kazakh astronaut comments on Rosetta mission

Famous Kazakh cosmonaut Talgat Musabayev praises the Rosetta mission, which saw a space probe landing on the surface of a comet for the first time in human history.

Famous Kazakh astronaut comments on Rosetta mission
Comet probe uploads last-minute data from 'alien world'
Comet probe uploads last-minute data from 'alien world'

Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of data to Earth from a deep-space comet that it drilled into long after its onboard battery was feared to have died.

Comet probe uploads last-minute data from 'alien world'
Despite landing fumble, comet probe working well
Despite landing fumble, comet probe working well

Europe's comet probe Philae was "working well" despite a rough-and-tumble touchdown that left it partly shadowed from battery-boosting sunlight.

Despite landing fumble, comet probe working well
SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan
SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk confirmed that he is working on a web of small, low-cost satellites that could provide wireless Internet around the world.

SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan
Europe set to make space history with comet landing
Europe set to make space history with comet landing

One of the biggest gambles in space history comes to a climax on Wednesday when Europe attempts to make the first-ever landing on a comet.

Europe set to make space history with comet landing
Probe of US spaceship crash may take a 'year'
Probe of US spaceship crash may take a 'year'

Authorities who carried out their first full day of investigation into a US spacecraft crash said probing the incident could take a year.

Probe of US spaceship crash may take a 'year'
Troublesome boat forces Orbital to scrub rocket launch
Troublesome boat forces Orbital to scrub rocket launch

Orbital Sciences postponed its planned launch of the Cygnus cargo ship toward the International Space Station.

Troublesome boat forces Orbital to scrub rocket launch
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Orbital cargo ship readies for Monday launch

Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship is preparing to launch to the International Space Station.

Orbital cargo ship readies for Monday launch
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
US, German astronauts finish spacewalk to maintain ISS
US, German astronauts finish spacewalk to maintain ISS

An American and a German astronaut spent just over six hours on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station for equipment repairs and maintenance.

US, German astronauts finish spacewalk to maintain ISS
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SpaceX cargo capsule nears International Space Station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was nearing the International Space Station with a cargo of supplies.

SpaceX cargo capsule nears International Space Station
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Weather forces delay to SpaceX cargo mission

Thick clouds and rain over the Florida coast early forced the California-based SpaceX to postpone the launch of its Dragon cargo carrier.

Weather forces delay to SpaceX cargo mission
Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station
Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX to build America's next spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017.

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station
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Russia to place GLONASS monitoring stations in Kazakhstan

Russia plans to set up two station of the System of Differential Correction and Monitoring (SDCM) for GLONASS in Kazakhstan.

Russia to place GLONASS monitoring stations in Kazakhstan
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SpaceX's next cargo launch set for Sept 20

SpaceX's next unmanned cargo trip to restock supplies at the International Space Station is scheduled for September 20, the US space agency said.

SpaceX's next cargo launch set for Sept 20
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth.

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight