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NASA’s BioSCape campaign successfully maps biodiversity in Western Cape

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NASA's ambitious biodiversity field campaign, BioSCape, conducted over four intensive weeks using modified Gulfstream III and Gulfstream V business jets from Cape Town, has...

NASA is coming to the Western Cape

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The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing to conduct a first-of-its-kind biodiversity field campaign in the Western Cape by sending two...

South Africa to contribute to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts

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The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have signed a letter of intent to formalise...

International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk

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The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a US launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia's space...

NASA launches test mission of asteroid-deflecting spacecraft

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A spacecraft that must ultimately crash to succeed was launched late on Tuesday from California on a NASA mission to demonstrate the world's first...

Russian anti-satellite missile test endangers space station crew – NASA

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An anti-satellite missile test Russia conducted on Monday generated a debris field in low-Earth orbit that endangered the International Space Station and will pose...

NASA, SpaceX launch 4 more astronauts into orbit on flight to...

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NASA and private rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit late on Wednesday, sending a veteran spacewalker, two younger crewmates chosen for future...

International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian...

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The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently...

Faraway NASA probe detects the eerie hum of interstellar space

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The classic 1979 sci-fi horror film "Alien" was advertised with the memorable tagline, "In space no can hear you scream." It did not say...

Four astronauts return from space station aboard SpaceX capsule

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Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early on Sunday in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in...

SpaceX rocketship launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

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NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the...

SpaceX rocketship launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

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NASA and Elon Musk's commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the...

NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

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NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen, the...

Mars rover sends home movie of daredevil descent to landing on...

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NASA scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red...

‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from...

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NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle...

NASA’s astrobiology rover Perseverance makes historic Mars landing

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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology lab ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely...

SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes on landing after test launch

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SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica,...

‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

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Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a...

European space agency signs deal for asteroid defence mission

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The European space agency (ESA) signed a deal worth 129 million euros ($154 million) on Tuesday to make a spacecraft for a joint project...

NASA astronauts cap historic ‘odyssey’ aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

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US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf...

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

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Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station...

SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

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Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month,...

Key Kenya opposition strategist arrested

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Kenya's opposition National Super Alliance said one of its key strategists was arrested in Kwale and his whereabouts were unknown. The Alliance...

NASA adds commercial mini-shuttle to station supply fleet

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NASA hired a third company to fly cargo to the International Space Station, adding an innovative space plane built by Sierra Nevada...

Nasa developing aircraft wing for 30% less fuel consumption

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NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center engineers located in Edwards, California, are working on an increasingly complex aircraft called the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic...

Boeing opens commercial spaceship plant in Florida

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Boeing took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which NASA plans to use...

New NASA spaceship nails debut test flight

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A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping...

NASA’s Morpheus lander in fiery crash at Cape Canaveral

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A small NASA lander being tested for missions to the moon and other destinations beyond Earth crashed and burned after veering off...

SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down after successful test flight

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The first privately developed ship to travel to the International Space Station returned home yesterday, completing a pioneering mission for commercial firms...

US tells Europe to go solo on Martian mission

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NASA intends to cancel plans to join Europe on a Mars sampling mission that is considered important to learning if life appeared...

NASA rover begins ninth year of Mars work

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Eight years after landing on Mars for what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is working...

SA helps NASA explore Mars

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The SA National Space Agency (SANSA) will this month assist US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to launch a rover on...

NASA probe data shows evidence of liquid water on Jupiter’s moon

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Data from a NASA planetary mission has provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body of liquid water, equal in...

NASA’s Hubble observes young dwarf galaxies bursting with stars

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Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of...

NASA’s new Mars rover reaches Florida launch pad

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, a US$2.5 billion rover designed to assess that planet's suitability for life, arrived at its Florida launch pad...

NASA telescopes help solve ancient supernova mystery

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A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in...

Origin of dinosaur-killing asteroid remains a mystery

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Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of...

NASA’s Kepler mission discovers a world orbiting two stars

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The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is...

U.S.-Russian space trio lands safely in Kazakhstan

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A Russian Soyuz space capsule with three astronauts on board landed safely in Kazakhstan today, leaving a single three-man crew aboard the...

NASA spacecraft observes new characteristics of solar flares

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has provided scientists with new information about solar flares, indicating an increase in flare strength and...

NASA spacecraft images offer sharper views of Apollo landing sites

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites....

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity begins study of Martian crater

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The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything the robot...

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Martian crater

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The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows differences in the Martian surface unlike anything...

Space junk at dangerous ‘tipping point’: study

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Clouds of space junk orbiting the Earth have reached a dangerous "tipping point", threatening to smash satellites and endanger astronauts, US scientists...

Researchers detail how a distant black hole devoured a star

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Two studies appearing in today's issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays...

NASA’S WISE mission discovers coolest star type

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Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool...

Space storm tracked from Sun to Earth

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For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The imagery has...

XCOR and other companies to fly suborbital flights for NASA

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XCOR Aerospace has been contracted by NASA to bring engineers, scientists and equipment into suborbital space for experiments in its low-gravity environment....

Mars Rover arrives at new site on Martian surface

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After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks...

NASA selects Virgin Galactic for suborbital flights

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Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, has been selected by NASA to fly scientists and other personnel into space, making the...