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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...

China to send three astronauts to its space station in June

A three-man crew of astronauts will blast off in June for a three-month mission on China’s new space station, according to a space official. The...

China’s Mars rover touches ground on red planet

China’s first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet, Beijing’s space administration...

Former space shuttle astronaut confirmed as next Nasa administrator

The US Senate has confirmed former Florida senator Bill Nelson, who once flew on the space shuttle, to be the next Nasa administrator. Politicians agreed...

Russia celebrates 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight

Russians are commemorating the achievements of Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago. Gagarin’s 108-minute mission on April...

Tasters savour fine wine that orbited Earth

“I have tears in my eyes,” said Nicolas Gaume, chief executive and co-founder of the company that arranged the experiment, Space Cargo Unlimited, as...

UAE publishes first photo from Mars probe

The United Arab Emirates has published the first image from its Mars probe now circling the red planet. The picture, taken on Wednesday, shows sunlight...

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