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Microwave-size spacecraft launches to test new orbit between Earth and the moon
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Microwave-size spacecraft launches to test new orbit between Earth and the moon

(CNN) – A tiny spacecraft with big implications for lunar exploration has launched. The miniscule satellite, called a CubeSat, is…
NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept
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NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test…
Egyptian woman seeks to join first civilian trip to the moon
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Egyptian woman seeks to join first civilian trip to the moon

The first civilian space trip to orbit the moon in human history may seem like a mere imagination for millions…
Chinese spacecraft nearing Mars, world’s 2nd in 2 days
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Chinese spacecraft nearing Mars, world’s 2nd in 2 days

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft appears poised to enter orbit around Mars, one day after an orbiter from the…
China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth
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China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft sent to return lunar rocks to Earth collected its first samples Wednesday after landing…
Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS
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Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia’s first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station…
NASA spaceship zooms toward farthest world ever photographed
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NASA spaceship zooms toward farthest world ever photographed

  A NASA spaceship is zooming toward the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever photographed by humankind,…
Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet
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Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

  Cheers and applause erupted at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched…
Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet
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Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet

  NASA’s top scientists admitted to sleepless nights, sweaty palms, stomach aches and moments of pure terror as their $993…
NASA launches historic Parker Solar Probe to ‘touch Sun’
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NASA launches historic Parker Solar Probe to ‘touch Sun’

  NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth…
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