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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
Radio telescope of the Institute of Ionosphere. ©tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan steps up space research

The Tian Shan Astronomical Observatory in the mountains near Almaty, Kazakhstan has completed modernising its two telescopes.

Kazakhstan steps up space research
Progress M-24M. ©Roskosmos
Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails
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Russia & Kazakhstan quid pro quo on Baikonur

Two new Kazakh-Russian intergovernmental agreements concerning Baikonur Cosmodrome are a possibility.

Russia & Kazakhstan quid pro quo on Baikonur
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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'Space junk' fireball lights up Australian sky

Australians were treated to a spectacular light show after a flaming object, believed to be space junk from a Russian booster rocket, streaked across the night sky and lit up social media.

'Space junk' fireball lights up Australian sky
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Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars

The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme.

Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars
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
Kazakhstan needs $300 million annually to catch up with Russia, the USA and China in space exploration
Kazakhstan needs $300 million annually to catch up with Russia, the USA and China in space exploration

According to KazKosmos Head, only around $16.4 million is needed to have state-of-the-art laboratories built and fully equipped.

Kazakhstan needs $300 million annually to catch up with Russia, the USA and China in space exploration
Photo courtesy of kazcosmos.gov.kz
Kazakhstan successfully launches KazEOSat-2

Kazakhstan has launched KazEOSat-2, its second medium resolution Earth observation satellite, from Russia.

Kazakhstan successfully launches KazEOSat-2
Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report
Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

More than 300 Chinese space enthusiasts have booked tickets costing nearly $100,000 for a five minute trip to outer space, official media reported.

Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report
Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport
Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport

Low-cost airlines are not likely to emerge in Kazakhstan until there is intense competition between airports of nearby cities.

Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport
Preparing Kazakhstan's KazSat-3 communications satellite in Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA News
KazSat-3 satellite reaches its orbital position

KazSat-3 communications satellite assisted by a Proton-M carrier rocket has reached the designated orbital position,.

KazSat-3 satellite reaches its orbital position
'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
SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space
SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space

A sleek, white gumdrop-shaped space capsule that aims to carry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station and return to land anywhere on Earth was unveiled Thursday by SpaceX.

SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space
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
US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket
US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket

A Senate panel set aside $100 million Thursday to develop a US rocket engine as an alternative to Russian equipment currently used to launch military satellites into orbit.

US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket