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Multinational Crew Leaves Space Station, Returns to Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 30 – A joint U.S., Russian and Japanese crew left the International Space Station on Saturday aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule and landed back on Earth, leaving behind three crew mates who arrived at the orbiting outpost just last week. Station commander Anatoly Ivanishin, with the Russian space

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Spacecraft to Seek Life on Mars in European-Led Mission

BERLIN, March 11 – A spacecraft is due to set off for Mars next week on a mission that scientists hope will help answer one of the most burning questions of spacefaring times: Is there life on other planets? The craft, part of the European-Russian ExoMars programme, is to lift off from the Baikonur spaceport

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Science

NEW FRONTIERS: Pluto was photographed by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015. The images were taken from a distance of 11,000 miles (18,000 kilometers) to the planet.       Social Streams

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Mission to Mars

Racing Against the Clock to Reach Mars By Leila Hatoum For over ten years, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been hard at work building a team of specialists in space technologies—some of whom would later oversee its space program—in collaboration with global partners, mainly from South Korea and the United States. The

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Spacewalkers Prepare Station for Space Taxi Parking Spots

CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters)  Two U.S. astronauts wrapped up nearly seven hours of electrical work and maintenance chores outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, part of an ongoing upgrade to prepare the outpost for new commercial space taxis. Station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren left the station’s airlock around 1230 GMT, the

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