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Nasa rocket for space station explodes on liftoff

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since Nasa turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.

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Boeing, SpaceX to build 'space taxis' for Nasa

Nasa will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending US dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday. T

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Boeing, SpaceX to build 'space taxis' for Nasa

Nasa will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending US dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday. T

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Boeing, SpaceX to build 'space taxis' for Nasa

Nasa will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending US dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday. T

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New technology, space applications in focus

A renowned senior scientist and technologist from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the agency of the US government responsible for the nation's civilian space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research, d

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Nasa unveils Earth Day 'global selfie'

Nasa unveiled its "global selfie" on Thursday, a mosaic of more than 36,000 pictures uploaded to social media showing people and places around the world in commemoration of Earth Day, the US space agency said. Nasa asked

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Space taxi, Jupiter mission in Obama budget

US President Barack Obama's 2015 Nasa budget plan includes funding for a robotic mission to an ocean-bearing moon of Jupiter and could help boost commercial ventures to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, Nasa officials said.

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Nasa finds evidence of freshwater lake in Mars

Scientists in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) said they have found evidence of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars well suited to support microbial life. The lake, located inside Gale Crater where the rover lan

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Gold rush in space? Asteroid miners prepare

Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply - the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the galaxy. Within three ye

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NASA craft finds plastic ingredient on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found propylene, a chemical used to make household plastic containers, on Saturn's moon Titan, the space agency said. "This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on

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