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Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station8/24/2019 5:45:28 PM A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing a live broadcast.
Boeing spacecraft astronauts see new frontier for commercial space8/23/2019 3:48:55 PM A crew of veteran U.S. astronauts and aviators are training in Houston for a manned mission to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft, which could also be used to take tourists into space on future missions.
Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time8/23/2019 1:04:37 PM Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted reefs in the wild.
Earth to FEDOR: Russia launches humanoid robot into space8/22/2019 2:29:15 PM A Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to support the crew and test his skills.
Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet8/20/2019 1:26:54 AM Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Monday.
Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo8/19/2019 8:25:32 PM The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.
China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV8/17/2019 8:05:05 AM A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.
NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters8/16/2019 10:42:04 PM NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will anchor the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, a boon for the state and a disappointment for Texas.
Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright8/16/2019 3:35:21 PM Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.
NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources8/15/2019 9:13:35 PM The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.
Planet 10 times Earth's mass may have smacked Jupiter long ago8/15/2019 7:10:44 PM Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, may have been smacked head-on by an embryonic planet 10 times Earth's mass not long after being formed, a monumental crash with apparent lasting effects on the Jovian core, scientists said on Thursday.
Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear8/15/2019 2:58:16 PM Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age extinction of these brawny plant-loving beasts.
Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race8/10/2019 12:04:19 PM Chinese startup LinkSpace on Saturday completed its third test of a reusable rocket in five months, stepping up the pace in China's race to develop a technology key to cheap space launches in an expected global boom in satellite deployment.
Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows8/9/2019 10:47:26 AM Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands.
United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air Force communications satellite8/8/2019 3:54:31 PM United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, blasted off into space on Thursday morning, one of the final satellites for the U.S. Air Force's new secure communications network.
Israel's Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch8/7/2019 7:39:33 AM Space Communication said on Wednesday its Amos-17 communications satellite was launched into space and was enroute to its orbital position after separating from its SpaceX rocket.
Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches8/7/2019 1:53:27 AM Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a bold cost-saving concept that, if successful, would make it the second company after Elon Musk's SpaceX to reuse an orbital-class rocket booster.
'Moving fast:' Musk's SpaceX eyes Florida for launch site for Mars rocket8/2/2019 8:55:45 PM Elon Musk's SpaceX is expanding its facilities in Florida to make room for the space company's forthcoming super heavy-lift launch vehicle dubbed Starship, according to a draft of the plans seen by Reuters on Friday.
Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy8/2/2019 10:19:41 AM Astronomers have created the most precise map to date of the Milky Way by tracking thousands of big pulsating stars spread throughout the galaxy, demonstrating that its disk of myriad stars is not flat but dramatically warped and twisted in shape.
Chinese state agency to launch rocket for commercial use in August8/1/2019 8:02:03 AM A Chinese government space agency is expected to launch its first rocket meant for commercial use in August, putting pressure on other domestic rocket firms to develop their own launch vehicles ahead of an expected commercial satellite boom.