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Private space foundation plans 2018 Mars flyby for two
The Inspiration Mars Foundation has announced plans to mount a challenging 501 day, manned mission to Mars and back in 2018
NASA selects next generation of astronauts
Dying Herschel maps the fuel for new stars
Orbiter solves more Mars mysteries
Latest Chinese crew lifts off into orbit
European cargo freighter launched for the space station
Curiosity measures radiation threat to manned Mars missions
Soyuz crew prepare to blast off for space station
Three astronauts are due to blast off tonight from Kazakhstan to join crewmen already aboard the International Space Station.
Bigelow to test habitat prototype in desert near Las Vegas
Bigelow Aerospace plans to test an inflatable module near Las Vegas as part of a set of steps the company is taking to establish expertise for a lunar colony.
Dream Chaser completes major safety review
A new spaceship called Dream Chaser, which is being designed to ferry astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station, has passed a major safety review under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Ground Control welcomes home space trio
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield arrived home an Internet hero early today from the International Space Station when he landed safely with colleagues Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko.
Twin servicing missions end on space station
Robotic handyman Dextre completed its own latest servicing tasks outside the space station as unscheduled human spacewalks were beginning.
Unscheduled spacewalk set to fix space station leak
Astronauts on board the International Space Station are preparing for an unscheduled spacewalk today after the orbiting outpost began leaking ammonia.
'Pillownauts' are halfway through bedrest study
12 volunteer 'Pillownauts' are currently halfway through their second three-week bedrest study.
NASA's Orion passes difficult parachute test
NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is being developed to take humans to deep space, landed safely during a simulation of two types of parachute failures
Vega's second launch will deploy multiple payloads into different orbits
ESA is planning the second launch of its small launcher, Vega, on 3 May 2013 from French Guiana.
Mars One opens doors for astronauts
If you're prepared to spend the rest of your life on the Red Planet, Mars One wants to hear from you.
Cargo spacecraft flight marred by antenna problem
Progress 51 launched for the International Space Station on Wednesday, with the mission marred by an antenna problem.
NASA's Sun probe IRIS is readied for launch
NASA's latest solar mission, called IRIS, is currently being prepared for launch to discover more about what drives the Sun and to help predict space weather.
New commercial rocket reaches orbit
Orbital Sciences Corporation has become the second commercial space company to send a rocket into orbit with the inaugural flight of its Antares rocket.
New moves to tackle growing danger of space junk
European space company Astrium have been commissioned by the French space agency to come up with the best ways to deal with space debris.
Evolution of the space suit
The history and evolution of the space suit
New planet-hunter gets go-ahead from NASA
NASA is to launch a new planet-seeking spacecraft called TESS that will seek out planets as small as rocky worlds like the Earth.
NASA's bid to capture an asteroid to be unveiled
The US is to spend $100 million planning a mission to snare and visit a small asteroid which astronauts will then visit in 2021.
Swiss shuttle will be new satellite launcher
New company Swiss Space Systems plans to build a spaceport and unmanned shuttle to offer cheap access to orbit for small satellites
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