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    SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

    Agence France-Presse . United States | Updated at 11:01pm on May 30, 2020

    SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather...

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    China says launch of key new space rocket ‘successful’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:48pm on May 05, 2020

    China on Tuesday successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country’s ambitions to operate a...

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    Space crew set for launch during pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Almaty, Kazakhstan | Updated at 11:56pm on April 08, 2020

    A three-man space crew finished preparations on Wednesday for a mission to the International Space Station, which is going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. Anatoly...

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    Boomerang of peace

    George Burchett | Updated at 12:00am on March 16, 2020

    IN MY files, there is a photo of my grandfather, George Harold Burchett, with Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. It was taken on...

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    SpaceX to send tourists to ISS

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:59pm on March 06, 2020

    SpaceX on Thursday announced a partnership to send three tourists to the International Space Station, the first private trip in more than a decade. Elon...

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    Keeping war, environmental degradation and profit out of space

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    THE 21st century nuclear arms and developing outer space arms races, which began under Obama and are increasing under Trump, are going to be something...

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    US Space Force logo draws comparisons to ‘Star Trek’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:23am on January 26, 2020

    US president Donald Trump unveiled the logo of Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said America’s newest military branch had boldly gone where Star...

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    Astronauts bake first cookies in space

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 07:31pm on January 24, 2020

    Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth. The space station's Italian...

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    Beijing attacks US for weaponisation of outer space

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:38pm on December 23, 2019

    Beijing warned Monday that the US was turning the cosmos into a ‘battlefield’, after Washington announced a new military arm called the Space Force. Following...

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    After mission failure, Boeing spacecraft lands in New Mexico

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:02pm on December 22, 2019

    Boeing’s new Starliner unmanned spacecraft returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the New Mexico desert in the United States six days early after a...