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The privately-launched Cygnus cargo ship delivered critical supplies as well as long-awaited gifts from the astronauts' families

Bradley Wiggins: Wants to win next year’s Giro d’Italia and to complete the treble with the Vuelta, but his current acheivements do not need an additional marker.

Why should we have to watch our Olympic heroes squirming in penguin suits?

Who actually cares about the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist? Sport hardly needs another layer of competition

Flight engeneer Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Back to Earth after four months away

Russian Federal Space Agency rescue vehicles arrive at the scene near the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft after it landed near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan early yesterday.

Ms Giffords, a Democrat, gave up her house seat in January

'You put a bullet in her, but you didn't dent her spirit'

Gabrielle Giffords confronts Jared Lee Loughner in court

In space, no can hear you lip-synch

Would Yoda and Spock really have wanted voyagers dancing to Madonna?

Loserville, Garrick Theatre, London

With the pioneering verbatim-based London Road at the National and the RSC's exuberant Matilda conquering the West End, the British musical has been showing signs of bold, fresh life in the past couple of years.

Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to make the highest ever skydive from 120,000ft (35,570m) and break four World Records in the process

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic leap attempt aborted

Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner has canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall into the New Mexico desert because of high winds.

Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to make the highest ever skydive from 120,000ft (35,570m) and break four World Records in the process

Skydiver plans 768mph record fall

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will today attempt to become the first human being to break the sound barrier without any mechanical help.

Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to make the highest ever skydive from 120,000ft (35,570m) and break four World Records in the process

The man who will fall to earth – very fast

Later today, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner is hoping to become the first human being to break the sound barrier without any mechanical help.

SpaceX Dragon capsule: First commercial cargo ship sent to International Space Station

A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with Nasa.

Paralympic opening ceremony to feature Stephen Hawking

The Paralympic opening ceremony will be an “exquisite journey of discovery” with Professor Stephen Hawking as a guide, its co-artistic director Jenny Sealey has said.

Armstrong on the Moon

Neil Armstrong: 'One of the greatest American heroes of all time'

With 'one small step', he made history as the first man on the Moon. Now, on his death, a president, and the world, pay tribute

Nasa widow to auction space memorabilia

The widow of a Nasa technician who was killed while fuelling a Titan rocket is putting his space memorabilia up for auction.

Spacewalkers prepare International Space Station for new Russian lab

Two veteran cosmonauts sailed through a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station yesterday to prepare the orbital outpost for a new module and better shield its living quarters against small meteorite and debris impacts, officials said.

Sally Ride, the first US woman in space, dies at 61

Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space and an advocate for science education, died yesterday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, according to her organisation, Sally Ride Science. She was 61.

Awe therapy could 'improve our mental health and make us nicer'

A jaw-dropping moment really can make time appear to stand still - or at least slow down, new research suggests.

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Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

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and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
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Witches: A history of misogyny

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