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Russian space rocket lifts off with October rocket failure astronauts

For Ovchinin and Hague, it is the first flight since an emergency landing two minutes after they blasted off in October.

15 Mar 2019 9:55 AM

Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure

Ovchinin said a small fault had been discovered in their Soyuz-FG launch vehicle on Tuesday, but had been fixed.

14 Mar 2019 9:40 AM

Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in designer babies

Gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos would result in genetically-altered babies.

14 Mar 2019 9:37 AM

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

The Minnesota-based company is hoping the announcement will encourage the food industry’s interest in the oil.

13 Mar 2019 11:42 AM

Toyota to build Japan’s next moon rover

The carmaker will help build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the lunar surface in 2029.

13 Mar 2019 11:13 AM


Toyota, Japan space agency to develop moon rover

The rover will be an important element supporting human lunar exploration.

13 Mar 2019 9:45 AM

New AI system can identify microscopic marine organisms

The next step is to incorporate the AI into a robotic system that will help advance our understanding of the world's oceans.

12 Mar 2019 11:22 AM

Musk's SpaceX capsule set to splash down Friday after space station stop

A SpaceX rocket had launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Saturday morning.

08 Mar 2019 1:28 PM

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's security clearance under review over pot use: official

Musk has a security clearance as SpaceX provides satellite launch services to the US government.

08 Mar 2019 1:06 PM

Goa to use micro air abrasion technology to clean antiques

The coastal state has a rich collection of old artefacts and antiques.

07 Mar 2019 11:12 AM


3D printed prosthetics for war victims developed

So far, more than 20 limbs have been fitted to patients, from Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

06 Mar 2019 9:57 AM

How Russia is keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh

Three leaders were originally preserved by a team of specialists from the so-called “Lenin Lab” in Moscow

06 Mar 2019 9:56 AM

Unmanned US capsule onboard SpaceX rocket blasts off to ISS

The capsule successfully separated from the rocket about 11 minutes after the launch.

04 Mar 2019 9:02 AM

Space junk spreads, Europe's satellites flying blind

For now, the threat from thousands of dead satellites that continue to circle the planet is manageable.

02 Mar 2019 9:39 AM

SpaceX all set to launch capsule to space station

Elon Musk tweeted a photo of the inside of Crew Dragon capsule with a mannequin nicknamed Ripley strapped inside.

02 Mar 2019 9:38 AM


Airbus, OneWeb launch first satellite

The growth in satellites will spur demand for rocket launch services.

28 Feb 2019 7:49 AM

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

The approval cleared a key hurdle for SpaceX in its quest to help NASA revive America’s human spaceflight program.

25 Feb 2019 11:12 AM

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

The reusable SpaceShipTwo craft previously flew to an altitude of more than 51 miles in December 2018.

24 Feb 2019 10:48 AM

High-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to micro-satellites

The test launch of the “rockoon” in December was a success.

23 Feb 2019 11:40 AM

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

NASA awarded SpaceX $2.6 billion, and Boeing Co $4.2 billion to build separate rocket and capsule launch systems.

23 Feb 2019 9:40 AM