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Dutch Group Searching for Human Settlers for Mars

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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In the early years of manned space flight, having the “right stuff” meant being brave enough to fly the first rocket-propelled planes. Today, it means spending perhaps the rest of your life on the planet Mars. Dutch-based Mars One, which plans to set up the first human colony on Mars in 2023, has announced a […]

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Astronaut, Cosmonaut Prepare for Year in Space

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. and Russian space agencies have selected two men for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will head to the orbiting laboratory on a Russian Soyuz rocket in the spring of 2015, and return to Kazakhstan 12 months later. The mission will include collecting scientific […]

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Private Cargo Ship Returns from Space Station

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A private, unmanned spacecraft has returned to Earth after delivering its first official cargo shipment to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule, built by California-based SpaceX, splashed down Sunday in the Pacific Ocean several hundred kilometers off the southwest U.S. coast. It brought back about 750 kilograms of cargo, including hardware, science experiments and […]

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SpaceX Begins 1st Cargo Delivery Mission to Space Station

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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A capsule built by the first private company to fly to the International Space Station is on its way to the orbiting lab on the first official mission to deliver cargo. California-based SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule late Sunday from Cape Canaveral on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. The capsule is scheduled to dock with the […]

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SpaceX Begins 1st Cargo Delivery Mission to Space Station

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The first company to fly to the International Space Station has begun its first mission to deliver cargo to the orbiting lab as part of a $1.6 billion contract with the U.S. space agency NASA. The Falcon9 rocket built by California-based SpaceX lifted off from Cape Canaveral in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida late […]

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Arab League Monitoring Mission to Syria Factbox

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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November 2, 2011 — The Arab League adopts a plan of action for Syria and welcomes the Syrian government’s agreement to the plan. It emphasizes the need for Damascus to keep its pledge and stop the violent suppression of a 10-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. November 24, 2011 — The 22-member bloc requests […]

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First Close-up Pictures of Asteroid Fascinate and Baffle US Experts

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. scientists say the first close-up pictures of the massive asteroid called Vesta reveal a mysteriously diverse surface that they say will keep them busy studying for years. NASA’s Dawn space probe is on a year-long mission orbiting Vesta — the second-largest object in the solar system’s asteroid belt. Until now, scientists could only take […]

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