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Mind that satellite! The mission to clean up dangerous space junk
As soon as we left the planet, we began leaving rubbish in orbit. Now it is putting space stations and astronauts at risk. What can be done about the millions of pieces of debris?

Ian Sample

21, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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International Space Station will plummet to a watery grave in 2031
Nasa confirmed the ISS will plunge into Point Nemo to join other decommissioned space stations, satellites and space debris

Lois Beckett

03, Feb, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Nasa’s Webb telescope is a joy. But it’s the private ventures that push at limits | Martin Rees
Spacefaring adventurers, living and experimenting with new technology, could potentially spawn a post-human era

Martin Rees

02, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, Texas environmental groups say
The site in Boca Chica, south Texas is surrounded by protected lands that host a huge range of local wildlife including turtles and hundreds of bird species

Dianna Wray

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The tech billionaire space race: who is Jeff Bezos up against?
As Amazon founder prepares to jet off in his Blue Origin vessel, can he compete with Elon Musk’s SpaceX?

Alex Hern UK technology editor

07, Jun, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Revive the US space program? How about not | Nicholas Russell
Space exploration is an incredibly expensive and unnecessary way to ignore the many problems here on earth

Nicholas Russell

09, Apr, 2021 @10:31 AM

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Reach for the Stars review – high-flying heroines take children to infinity and beyond
The Little Angel theatre’s inspirational show uses dance, rap and puppets to tell real and fictional tales about trailblazing female astronauts

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2020 @12:12 PM

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The Challenger disaster: we can't say we weren't warned about American hubris | Emma Brockes
Netflix’s documentary about the 1986 space shuttle tragedy is a timely meditation on the perils of exceptionalism, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

16, Oct, 2020 @9:45 AM

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'The moment the dream died': inside a Netflix series on the Challenger disaster
Challenger: The Final Flight, a four-part docuseries produced by JJ Abrams, retells an infamous tragedy from those who were there

Adrian Horton

16, Sep, 2020 @8:02 AM

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From the archive: Clive James at the Space Center, 1983
Our reporter visits the Florida launchpad and wonders if he has the right stuff. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

29, Mar, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Helen Sharman: ‘There’s no greater beauty than seeing the Earth from up high’
The astronaut, 56, on self-belief, G-force – and being the only girl in science class

Michael Segalov

05, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The moon, Mars and beyond… the space race in 2020
Not since the 1960s have we witnessed such appetite for space missions. Here’s what to expect in the year ahead, from commercial launches to Chinese ambitions

Robin McKie

05, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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