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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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Salyut 1 beat Skylab in space station race | Brief letters
Brief letters: Chris Kraft obituary | Bristol view | Codeword puzzle | Agincourt | Starbucks


08, Sep, 2019 @5:02 PM

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India's moon landing suffers last-minute communications loss
Prime minister Narendra Modi consoles scientists distraught as complex mission goes awry

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Delhi

06, Sep, 2019 @10:12 PM

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Chris Kraft obituary
Nasa’s first flight director who controlled the Apollo moon landings

Nigel Fountain

08, Aug, 2019 @4:08 PM

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The moon was once a frontier. But new worlds now beckon | Martin Rees
Apollo 11’s Moon landing enthralled my generation. But the cosmos holds other planetary secrets that space exploration could unlock

Martin Rees

20, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Crew Dragon represents a spaceflight milestone
SpaceX’s success, culminating in an undamaged splash down in the Atlantic, will surely see the start of manned flights in Dragon spaceships

Robin McKie Science editor

02, Mar, 2019 @5:21 PM

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Battlefield moon: how China plans to win the lunar space race
Successful Chang’e 4 mission reveals nation’s ambitious attempts to thwart its rivals

Hannah Devlin

21, Jan, 2019 @6:00 AM

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