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Elon Musk reveals details of his plans to colonise Mars

Elon Musk outlined more details of his vision for SpaceX's future missions to Mars, during a question and answer session with global users of social media platform Reddit.

7 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Image: Clouds over lava flows on Mars

Diffuse, water-ice clouds, a hazy sky and a light breeze. Such might have read a weather forecast for the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars on 22 November 2016, when this image was taken by the ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Rocket carrying 'spy satellite' blasts off from Florida

A spy satellite atop an Atlas V rocket blasted off on a classified mission early Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida (pictured).

14 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing

The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Heads Up! A Chinese Space Station Will Plummet to Earth Within Months

When you go outside you may expect rain to occasionally fall from the sky, maybe even excrement from our flying friends — but a rogue space station? As we learned from Sir Isaac Newton, “What ...

5 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration

While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Mimetic Martian water is under pressure

Researchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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NASA finishes tests on engines to power its megarocket

The enormous rocket, dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS), will fly with the Orion spacecraft’s Exploration Mission-1 in 2019, in an unmanned test journey ahead of future crewed missions. ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

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Russian supply ship docks at International Space Station

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering supplies to its six-member crew.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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What NASA's simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their "journey to Mars" involved being isolated below the summit ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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