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Call for media: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returns from commanding the Space Station  ESA · 7 hours
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'Sneaky' underwater robot spent 18 days recording sea creatures—and noisy humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
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Primary school children benefit from learning with a social robot  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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Successful Long March 5 launch opens way for China’s major space plans  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
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Microbial wipe down  ESA · 8 hours
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SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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SpaceX’s 2020 ambitions tempered by 2019 outcomes  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
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SpaceX launches third batch of Starlink satellites  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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NASA TV coverage set for three spacewalks in January  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Four astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for three spacewalks in January to complete battery upgrades and finalize repairs to an invaluable cosmic ray detector. more
ESA highlights 2019  ESA · 3 weeks
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SpaceX reaches parachute testing milestone  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
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SpaceX capsule splashes down after rocket failure test  REUTERS · 3 days
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