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29Apr2015

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space & astronomy from around the world. Updated daily for those wanting a quick update of current events so keep checking back for all the latest space news. (more…)

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23Jan2018

Now Available: Same Record Aboard Voyager Spacecrafts

Somewhere out in the great abyss of space, an alien may be jamming to Chuck Berry this very moment. Now, earthlings can buy the very same record. (more…)

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23Jan2018

Astronaut Who Made History With Spacewalk Dies at 80

  NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died, the AP reports. (more…)

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21Jan2018

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Inspiring Other Movies For 50 years

Director Stanley Kubrick’s landmark space saga, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” turns 50 this year, remaining remarkably relevant and influential even 17 years after surpassing its titular year. (more…)

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21Jan2018

Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Finally Taught In Space

In 1985, Christa McAuliffe was preparing to fly aboard the space shuttle Challenger to become the first private citizen in space. She was selected from more than 11,400 applicants for the government’s Teacher in Space program. (more…)

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21Jan2018

No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February

A few media outlets have reported (in some cases, rather sensationally) that a "potentially hazardous" asteroid will fly close to Earth on Feb. 4. Are the reports correct? Absolutely! Is there any need to panic? Absolutely not! (more…)

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21Jan2018

Space tourism: Virgin Galactic’s Groundbreaking Test Flight

Virgin Galactic has completes another successful glide test flight of its VSS Unity plane in the Mojave Desert yesterday.  The test saw the Unity craft safely manoeuvre to the ground from an altitude of 15,000m.

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21Jan2018

First Nuclear Reactor Tests For Mars Base

If humans have any hope of sticking around on Mars for longer than a few days, they will need some form of power to sustain themselves. A successful test in Nevada has demonstrated that that power could be nuclear. (more…)

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20Jan2018

Blue Moon This Week

When you hear someone say “Once in a Blue Moon” you know what they mean. They’re usually talking about something rare, silly, and even absurd. To most, the term gives mixed messages. (more…)

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20Jan2018

Night Photography: Photographing The Moon

Photographers have been trying to utilize the light of the moon in their landscape photography ever since the photographic process was invented. But I'm sure you already knew that. (more…)

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14Jan2018

NASA Raises Safety Concerns Over SpaceX & Boeing Spacecraft

The goal of NASA’s commercial crew transportation program is to allow astronauts to be routinely transported into orbit by private spacecraft; slated to be developed and operated by Boeing and SpaceX. (more…)

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14Jan2018

First Super Blue Blood Moon In Over 150 Years Coming

FOR THE FIRST time in over 150 years, three lunar phenomena will collide – producing a Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31. Nobody alive has ever seen this before. Last time was 1866! (more…)

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14Jan2018

Ice Just Below Surface Of Mars May Sustain Human Bases

SCIENTISTS USING IMAGES from a NASA Mars orbiting spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the planet's surface are exposed on steep slopes, a source of water to sustain future human outposts. (more…)

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14Jan2018

Lava Tubes Leading To The Moon’s Polar Ice?

Small pits in a large crater on the Moon's North Pole could be "skylights" leading down to an underground network of lava tubes – tubes holding hidden water on Earth's nearest neighbour, according to new research. (more…)

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14Jan2018

Boeing Vs SpaceX – The Race To Mars

So what does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk think of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s claim that the first people to set foot on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket? “Do it,” Musk tweeted, in one of many two-word comebacks being made. (more…)

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07Jan2018

Why Can’t Male Astronauts See In Space?

This is a problem that was not only unexpected, but too serious to contemplate. Imagine making the nine-month trek to Mars just to have such poor vision upon arrival that it's impossible to land. (more…)

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07Jan2018

NASA To Study Human Body In Space For Mars Survival

AS EAGER as Earthlings are to touch down on the Red Planet and even someday become Martians, NASA is more eager to find out if our bodies can actually take it. (more…)

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History Keys - Space History

What's Up This Month
  • The Exciting World Of Space Exploration

    Each week we feature some aspect of astronomy or space exploration and look at those who pioneered the way in the early years. Our stories go way back through history and extend right up to the present day. Check back regularly for new stories.

    PLUS We will also regularly examine the histories of some of the outstanding space/astronomy pioneers of past era's and recall a few who made a silent, but important, contribution. Historic pics included!

  • International

    18Apr2013

    United States and North American News

    A regular update on the most important news stories in astronomy and space from the best United States and North American news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly (more…)

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    10May2012

    Europe – British – Rest Of World News

      A regular update on the most important news stories in astronomy and space from the best European, British and Asian and partners news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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