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Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new ...

Sat 22 Nov 14 from Engadget

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NASA issues 'remastered' view of Jupiter's moon Europa

(Phys.org) —Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. The mosaic of color images was obtained in the late 1990s by NASA's ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

(Phys.org) —The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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European space plane set for February launch

Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists say these mysterious shrimps may hold keys to alien life

According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious shrimps and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues "about what life could be like on other planetary bodies." It's life that may ...

Sat 22 Nov 14 from Gizmodo

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This Is What It Sounded Like When We Landed on a Comet

Instruments recorded the thump of Philae's first of three landings on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week. The post This Is What It Sounded Like When We Landed on a Comet appeared first ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Wired Science

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Space station rarity: Two women on long-term crew

For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored. After years of training for their first space mission, the last thing Samantha Cristoforetti and Elana Serova want to ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Lunar Mission One aims to take Moon exploration to new depths

Another private space exploration venture is under way with the British-led Lunar Mission One announcing plans to send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon. Initially ...

Sat 22 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team

From a dome in Hawai'i, six astronaut hopefuls are running an 8-month experiment into what life would be like on Mars.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from SPACE.com

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