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Canine collectible: Soviet cosmo-dogs’ spacesuit sold for $18,000 at auction
The authentic spacesuit worn by one of the pair of the world-famous, first-ever dogs in space, Belka and Strelka, was sold at an auction on Saturday. One lucky fan of Soviet space memorabilia was able to buy it for the ‘barking mad’ price of just €14,000.

13.09.2014 11:59

Mars Curiosity rover reaches final destination
The Curiosity Rover has reached its final destination at the base of a 3-mile-high Martian mountain that scientists hope will reveal the answer to the ultimate question of whether the planet once sustained life.

13.09.2014 02:43

​Anticipate auroras: Second solar storm sweeps Earth after ‘extreme’ sun flare
Another extreme solar storm has struck Earth after two solar flares took place on an Earth-facing part of the sun. The two powerful blasts from the sun took place Wednesday, with the first storm hitting late Thursday.

12.09.2014 16:10

Сhild's dream to see the stars: 1st Russian female cosmonaut in 17 yrs ready to lift-off
The first 21st-century Russian female cosmonaut is heading to the ISS in September. Ahead of her space journey, she told RT about her extreme survival training and how her scientific research at the station will be of great help for the future.

12.09.2014 11:42

‘Stepping into the solar system’: NASA prepares Orion human spacecraft for liftoff
NASA’s most-advanced spacecraft designed to take humans farther into space than ever before has made it to its fueling depot as its first deep-sea test flight nears. After fueling, the multipurpose Orion capsule will be one step closer to its liftoff.

11.09.2014 19:38

Polar auroras in high-definition ISS time lapse video by German astronaut
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.

11.09.2014 15:26

Beam me down: NASA’s GEDI laser to 3D-map Earth’s forests
The US space agency will attempt to map the earth’s forests in 3D, turning its “Lidar” laser device earthwards to precisely measure the depth and shape of terrain from above. The project, called GEDI, will be completed in 2018.

11.09.2014 11:58

​Extreme solar storm approaches Earth
A powerful solar flare sparked on an Earth-facing section of the sun. A subsequent coronal mass ejection is expected to reach our planet later in the week, possibly causing disruptions of communication and power grids.

11.09.2014 07:28

ISS trio back on Earth: Soyuz successfully lands in Kazakhstan
The Russian-piloted spaceship Soyuz TMA-12M has successfully brought back the ISS crew of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artyomyev and NASA astronaut Steven Swanson following a six-month stay on the orbital outpost.

11.09.2014 01:05

NASA developing submarine to research Titan’s oceans
Researchers are currently working with $100,000 worth of government funding to try and design a submarine that might someday be able to explore the depths of the sea on Saturn’s moon, Titan.

09.09.2014 15:46

Pentagon: Missile defense ‘kill vehicle’ still plagued with problems after years of failure
A Pentagon investigation of the “kill vehicle” warhead, part of a weapons system plagued with years of failed tests, found dozens of quality control problems, according to a new report.

09.09.2014 14:09

Shine on, Harvest Moon: Red supermoon lights up night sky, 3rd this summer (PHOTOS)
This night was a real pleasure for moon lovers as it marks the third in a series of supermoons this summer. On Monday stargazers were able to view one of the biggest and brightest moons in 20 years – and with a reddened shade.

09.09.2014 10:56

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