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May 06, 2016
SpaceX lands rocket's first stage after space launch
Miami (AFP) May 6, 2016
SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean early Friday after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. Shouts of "USA, USA, USA" and applause from the ground control crew greeted the feat, only the second time it has been accomplished by SpaceX, the company headed by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk. The two-stage rocket lifted off on schedule at 1:21 am (0521 GMT) with a telecommunications satellite owned by Jap ... read more
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The future of fashion with couture in orbit
ESA is in partnership with top European fashion schools to harness next-generation technology and explore the future of fashion. The Couture in Orbit project is bringing space back to Earth through ... more

Proposals to support astronaut health on long missions selected
NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will fund 27 proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long d ... more

SES to take control of O3b Networks
SES S.A. has agreed to increase its interest in O3b Networks (O3b) to 50.5% and, in doing so, will take a controlling share in the company. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals which a ... more
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NASA Awards Contract for Aeronautics, Exploration Modeling, Simulation
NASA has selected Science and Technology Corporation of Hampton, Virginia, to provide support services at the agency's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California under the Aeronautics and Explo ... more


NASA Researchers Improve Hazardous Weather Forecasts
Forecasts play key roles in many people's lives, from planning picnics at the park, to cancelling flights and avoiding weather-related tragedies. Because weather can be a life-or-death matter, resea ... more

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Hurricanes key to carbon uptake by forests
While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests that they have a major upside - counteracting global warming. Previous re ... more

Michael Watkins Named Next JPL Director
Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed direc ... more
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Beijing 'tightens screws' on Taiwan's new president

N. Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

Microsoft to address UN on 'digital terror'

Russia is back: This is why Washington's 'unipolar' days are over

This is Why Russia's S-500 Air Defense System Makes Pentagon Nervous

Interstellar spacecraft sails could slam on Brakes for exoplanet flybys

Agreement Signed for Airbus Safran Launchers


Russia's New Launch Complex - Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia has inaugurated its newest space launch site, the Vostochny (Eastern) Cosmodrome. It is located at a latitude of 51 degrees North in the Amur Oblast, Russia's far east territory. Although the ... more

Earth's New Lightning Capital Revealed
Earth has a new lightning capital, according to a recent study using observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor onboard NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission. Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela ... more

Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 2020
On 14 March 2016, the Roscosmos State Corporation and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the jointly-developed ExoMars 2016 interplanetary mission, comprising the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and t ... more
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French report: Banner year for aerospace, defense
A French industry group reports that 2015 was a record year for the country's Aeronautical, Space, Defense and Security Industry. ... more

Bats' flight technique could lead to better drones
Long-eared bats are assisted in flight by their ears and body, according to a study by researchers at Lund University in Sweden. The recent findings improve researchers' understanding of the bats' f ... more
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Trinity scientists reveal origin of Earth's oldest crystals
New research suggests that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth - zircon crystals - are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid impacts that peppered our nascent planet, rat ... more

Geochemical detectives use lab mimicry to look back in time
New work from a research team led by Carnegie's Anat Shahar contains some unexpected findings about iron chemistry under high-pressure conditions, such as those likely found in the Earth's core, whe ... more

SpaceX to launch Japanese satellite early Friday
SpaceX plans to launch early Friday a Japanese communications satellite into a distant orbit before attempting to land the first stage of its Falcon rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. ... more

Little ANTs: Researchers build the world's tiniest engine
Researchers have developed the world's tiniest engine - just a few billionths of a metre in size - which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University ... more

Anomalous sinking of spheres in apparently fixed powder beds discovered
A group of researchers at Okayama University and Osaka University, Japan examined the state of the surface of apparently fixed powder beds in which air weak enough not to move the powder is injected ... more

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Hybrid nanoantennas offer new platform for ultradense data recording
A group of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas. The n ... more

Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits
Quantum mechanics, with its counter-intuitive rules for describing the behavior of tiny particles like photons and atoms, holds great promise for profound advances in the security and speed of how w ... more
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May meteors: Eta Aquarid shower peaks Thursday and Friday

Telesat procures two prototype satellites for global ka-band low earth orbit constellation

US engineers inspecting all Russian RD-180 engines amid determined anomaly

China's space technology extraordinary, impressive says Euro Space Center director

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Satellites 11 and 12 join working Galileo fleet

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Unique fragment from Earth's formation returns after billions of years in cold storage

Fermi telescope helps link cosmic neutrino to blazar blast

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Russian Doll Galaxy Clusters Reveal Information About Dark Energy

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Space Microscope to test universality of freefall

Beijing 'tightens screws' on Taiwan's new president

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