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Japan launches new unit to step up defence in outer space

Japan has launched its new space defence unit to monitor and counter threats to the country’s satellites. The Space Operations Squadron, part of Japan’s Air...

Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship reaches build milestone

Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said. All major structural elements have been assembled and the rocket plane...

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule launches on first space flight

Boeing’s new Starliner crew capsule is rocketing towards the International Space Station on its first test flight, a crucial dress rehearsal for next year’s...

Venus and Jupiter to meet in the sky as ‘two points of light’

Sky-gazers can catch a glimpse of a cosmic event on Sunday afternoon with Venus and Jupiter appearing side by side as “two points of...

37% of Britons think humans will inevitably have to live in space

More than a third of Britons believe humans will inevitably have to live in space due to the Earth becoming increasingly uninhabitable. While the public...

12 bottles of wine arrive at space station for ageing experiment

A dozen bottles of fine French wine have arrived at the International Space Station – but they are not for the astronauts. The red wine...

‘First baby could be born in space within 12 years’

The first baby could be born in space within the next 12 years, an expert has said. Dr Egbert Edelbroek, founder and chief executive of...

Virgin Galactic’s space tourism rocket gets its operating licence

Virgin Galactic says it has received an operating licence for its space tourism rocket from the Federal Aviation Administration. It says the operating licence awarded...

UK’s new £4m space technology centre will test engines to send rockets into orbit

Britain’s forgotten history as a rocket pioneer is to be revived with the construction of a £4 million UK National Space Propulsion Facility. Engines for...

Tim Peake feared being stranded on space station, says Foreign Office minister

British astronaut Tim Peake feared being left stuck in space if the West’s relations with Russia deteriorated, a Foreign Office minister has said. Tobias Ellwood...

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu slams West Bank settlers for anti-Trump remarks

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has harshly criticised Jewish West Bank settler leaders for disparaging President Donald Trump over what they perceive to be...
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