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British Astronaut To Speak Of Upcoming Mission

British Astronaut To Speak Of Upcoming Mission

Tim Peake heads to the International Space Station in December and wants to share his experience with scientists of the future.

The first British astronaut of the European Space Agency is hosting a news conference about his upcoming journey to the International Space Station.

Tim Peake is preparing to travel to the space station on 15 December as part of the Principia mission, named after Isaac Newton’s theory Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which explains the principal read more

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Nasa Astronauts Finish ISS Repair Spacewalk

Nasa Astronauts Finish ISS Repair Spacewalk

Nasa astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins have completed the first of three emergency spacewalks to replace a broken cooling pump at the International Space Station.

As the ISS orbited Earth at a speed of five miles per second, veteran spacewalker Mr Mastracchio led the way, followed by Mr Hopkins, who was making his first venture outside the global research lab.

From the inside, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata operated the station’s 50ft (15m) robotic arm, hoisting Mr Mastracchio and hefty equipment from one section of the lab to another.

“There read more

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China’s Rover Jade Rabbit Explores Moon

China’s Rover Jade Rabbit Explores Moon

China’s Jade Rabbit rover has driven out of its space craft to begin exploring the Moon’s surface.

The nation’s first lunar rover has started its three-month mission to explore the moon in search of natural resources.

China’s state TV channel showed live footage of the Jade Rabbit rover driving down a ramp from its lander and onto the Moon’s surface.

On Saturday, China became the third nation to send a rover to read more

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Dreamliner Test Flight ‘According To Plan’

Dreamliner Test Flight ‘According To Plan’

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Boeing claims a successful mission, as it attempts to return its grounded fleet of high-tech 787s to the air.

Boeing has said the first test flight of its Dreamliner plane since the type was grounded went according to plan.

The US company’s redesigned lithium-ion battery was put to the test during the flight, as it attempts to demonstrate it meets regulatory safety standards.

The plane flew for just over two hours, read more

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