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Dart spacecraft blasts off on mission to knock asteroid off course

Humanity’s longest game of darts has begun with the successful launch of a craft blasted into space to nudge an asteroid off course. Nasa’s double...

Russian filmmakers head for Earth from space station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers separated from the International Space Station and was headed back to Earth on...

China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for six-month mission

China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts docked at its space station on Saturday, kicking off a record-setting six-month stay as the country moves...

China prepares to send three astronauts on longest crewed mission

China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a programme that...

Scotland-born scientist joint winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry

The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to Scotland-born scientist David WC MacMillan of Princeton University and German scientist Benjamin List of the...

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

Three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station, marking China’s longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, Liu...

Richard Branson’s first Virgin Galactic space flight delayed due to weather

Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed flight to the edge of space has been delayed due to the weather. Billionaire businessman Richard Branson, the company’s owner,...

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

Two astronauts have made the first space walk outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 50ft (15m) long robotic arm. Liu...

Nasa sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii have been sent into space as part of a study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the...

Chinese rover takes selfie on dusty Martian surface

Images captured by a Chinese rover depicting the dusty, rocky surface of Mars have been revealed by the country’s space agency. Four pictures released by...

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