Tag Archives: Spacecraft

21Mar/17

World’s first space-exposed mango cells survive

China Central Television (CCTV) – The mango embryos that spent 33 days orbiting the Earth on the China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft have survived and grew brand new cells at a lab in south China’s Hainan Province.
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18Dec/16

High-speed internet communications satellite heads into space

Atlas V rocket successfully launches a high-speed internet communications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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20Nov/16

NASA launches revolutionary weather satellite

A satellite that is expected to revolutionize weather forecasting launches from Cape Canaveral on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Continue reading

03Nov/16

NASA completes critical test of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers and technicians working on a new generation space telescope, the James Webb Telescope, complete critical tests on how the new instrument will perform in space.

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23Aug/16
NASA's OSIRIS REx

What are the origins of life? There’s a rocket for that

NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life.
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15Dec/15

ESA scientists watch first Briton taking off from Baikonur to ISS

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) watch their colleague Tim Peake’s take-off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan as he becomes the first Briton to visit the International Space Station.

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10Nov/15

New Pluto images may reveal cryovolcanoes

New images released taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft indicate two of Pluto’s most distinctive mountains could be cryovolcanoes.

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