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Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week
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Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week

It could land anywhere from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.

Space-traversing former Senator Bill Nelson sworn in as new NASA chief
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Space-traversing former Senator Bill Nelson sworn in as new NASA chief

In 1986, Nelson, a sitting lawmaker, was a crew member on the Space Shuttle Columbia during a six-day mission in space.

Four astronauts splash down at night for the first time since 1968 in SpaceX crew dragon
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Four astronauts splash down at night for the first time since 1968 in SpaceX crew dragon

The four astronauts on Crew-1 are NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

Long-March 5B rocket launches first module of China's 'Heavenly Palace' space station
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Long-March 5B rocket launches first module of China's 'Heavenly Palace' space station

It is expected to remain in low orbit at between 400 and 450 kilometres above Earth for a lifespan of around 15 years.

China begins building three-person space station, first launch to take place soon
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China begins building three-person space station, first launch to take place soon

When completed by late 2022, Tianhe is expected to weigh about 66 tons, a fraction the size of the International Space Station.

Eleven astronauts and cosmonauts crammed into ISS, the biggest 'crowd' in over a decade
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Eleven astronauts and cosmonauts crammed into ISS, the biggest 'crowd' in over a decade

The current population includes six Americans, two Russians, two Japanese and one French.

ISRO's Rs 800 crore satellite to communicate with Gaganyaan mission after launch
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ISRO's Rs 800 crore satellite to communicate with Gaganyaan mission after launch

With a data relay satellite, other satellites can pass their information to the ground stations even if it's out of range.

Russia hopes to launch its own space station in 2025, says Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin
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Russia hopes to launch its own space station in 2025, says Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin

"The first core module of the new Russian orbital station is in the works," Rogozin said in a statement.

Two cosmonauts, 1 astronaut touch down on Earth after six months aboard ISS
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Two cosmonauts, 1 astronaut touch down on Earth after six months aboard ISS

This was the second missions for Kate Rubins, and Sergei Ryzhikov Ryzhikov but first mission for Sergei Kud-Sverchkov.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may spend a year at the space station, for science
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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may spend a year at the space station, for science

He was added to the next Soyuz crew, in order to keep a constant US presence on the ISS, as operations would be hampered if no Americans were on board.

SpaceX helps the space station enter its Golden Age 20 years after it was launched
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SpaceX helps the space station enter its Golden Age 20 years after it was launched

More than 3,000 experiments have been carried out in this microgravity laboratory, which flies at an average of 400 kilometres above Earth, at 28,000 km/h.

Astronauts take safety measures after exposure to toxic ammonia during spacewalk
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Astronauts take safety measures after exposure to toxic ammonia during spacewalk

On the seven-hour spacewalk, astronauts had already spent enough time in sunlight to bake off the ammonia on their suits, Mission Control said.

Astronauts in training for crewed missions to China's upcoming space station: CNSA
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Astronauts in training for crewed missions to China's upcoming space station: CNSA

China is also at work on reusable spacecrafts, a crewed moon mission and a possible permanent research base on the moon, though no dates have been proposed.

Boeing's Starliner test flight postponed again due to unprecedented weather in Texas, US
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Boeing's Starliner test flight postponed again due to unprecedented weather in Texas, US

he Starliner's first crewed flight is currently scheduled for September.

Astronauts complete seven hour spacewalk to prep ISS for its new solar panels
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Astronauts complete seven hour spacewalk to prep ISS for its new solar panels

The eight existing solar panels on the ISS are 12 to 20 years old which is past their design lifetime and deteriorating.

Cygnus cargo ship named after 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson arrives at space station
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Cygnus cargo ship named after 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson arrives at space station

A key experiment shipped in the Cygnus cargo ship uses a light-activated protein to replace the function of damaged cells in the eye.

Russian spacecraft launches to the ISS carrying research, astronaut supplies
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Russian spacecraft launches to the ISS carrying research, astronaut supplies

The spacecraft is carrying 1,400 kg of research and crew supplies, freshwater, nitrogen gas and propellant for ISS' Zvezda service module propulsion system.

SpaceX bags NASA contract to launch first few components of lunar gateway on Falcon Heavy
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SpaceX bags NASA contract to launch first few components of lunar gateway on Falcon Heavy

The deal has set NASA back by thrice the cost of the 2022 Falcon Heavy launch of a probe to study the asteroid Psyche.

SpaceX, US billionaire tie up for first 'all-civilian' flight to orbit slated for late 2021
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SpaceX, US billionaire tie up for first 'all-civilian' flight to orbit slated for late 2021

The Dragon capsule had become the first spacecraft to be certified by NASA since the Space Shuttle nearly 40 years ago.

Captivating 'blue jets', 'elves' spotted over Pacific Ocean by observatory at space station
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Captivating 'blue jets', 'elves' spotted over Pacific Ocean by observatory at space station

An observatory on the space station captured a single blue jet and four ‘elves’ – UV emissions from the bottom of the ionosphere – during a thunderstorm.