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50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people.

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Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station (Update)

A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory.

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China's space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth

China's Tiangong-2 space lab successfully re-entered the Earth's atmosphere Friday under controlled conditions, completing the latest round of experiments in Beijing's ambitious space programme.

Fri 19 Jul 19 from

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Apollo 11’s Michael Collins Narrates Google Doodle for 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Collins did not leave any boot prints on the moon, but he was "the ticket home" the the men who did

Fri 19 Jul 19 from TIME

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Angelic halo orbit chosen for humankind's first lunar outpost

Mission planners at NASA and ESA's Operations Centre (ESOC) have spent months debating the pros and cons of different orbits, and have now decided on the path of the Lunar Gateway.

Fri 19 Jul 19 from

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Resveratrol, Compound in Red Wine, Could Help Astronauts Walk on Mars

(Credit: HappyRichStudio/Shutterstock) The same stuff that’s been linked to red wine’s heart-health benefits could also someday help astronauts walk on Mars. In a new study published in the ...

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Discover Magazine

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SpaceX to Launch Used Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA on July 24

The next SpaceX launch is just days away as the California-based rocket builder is targeting Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space ...

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Who protects Apollo sites when no-one owns the Moon?

Space law says no-one can lay claim to our biggest natural satellite, but with people heading back in the not-too-distant future, we need to preserve our Moon heritage ...

Thu 18 Jul 19 from ABC Science

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Moonlight Tribute To Margaret Hamilton's Apollo Code

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing and we have all been experiencing (again) watching Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin setting foot on the moon. Google not only ...

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Virgin Orbit in launch deal with UK's Royal Air Force

Virgin Orbit says it has been selected by the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force to provide launches of small satellites on short notice.

Fri 19 Jul 19 from

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