The privately-launched Cygnus cargo ship delivered critical supplies as well as long-awaited gifts from the astronauts' families
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Tuesday 01 March 2011
Stephen Bowen and Alvin Drew carry out maintenance on the International Space Station, 220 miles above the earth.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station yesterday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.
Friday 25 February 2011
The last journey of 'Discovery' represents the grounding of Nasa's ambitions
Friday 18 February 2011
From a talking sperm-whale at the outset to a sighting of Martin Amis in a surreally-enhanced Yorkshire at the end, Simon Armitage's new collection consists of funny, quirky, piquant prose poems.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
After more than 250 days in isolation, three participants of a simulated mission to Mars stepped out to a mock-up of the red planet in Moscow and planted flags in the sand yesterday. The Mars500 experiment, at the Institute for Medical and Biological Problems in the Russian capital, is being carried out with the European Space Agency and China's space training centre.
Monday 14 February 2011
Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking once remarked that humankind would need to colonise space within the next century if it was to survive as a species.
Monday 07 February 2011
The sun in all its illuminating glory has for the first time been photographed on all sides at once in an historic image that could help to revolutionise our understanding of the immense magnetic forces at the burning heart of our own star.
Friday 21 January 2011
An astronaut has lost his place on Space Shuttle Discovery's final voyage after being injured in a bicycle accident. Timothy Kopra suffered unspecified injuries on Saturday, six weeks before Discovery's planned lift-off. He is on indefinite sick leave.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Saturday 11 December 2010
Saturday 11 December 2010
It's not a stupid question, when you think about it.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Saturday 06 November 2010
A potentially dangerous hydrogen leak occurred as Nasa fuelled Discovery for lift-off yesterday, resulting in yet another delay for the space shuttle's final voyage.
Friday 24 September 2010
Two Russians and a US astronaut aborted a return to Earth today when their space capsule failed to separate from the International Space Station.
Friday 17 September 2010
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