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Inside you'll find soil, yeast, fruit fly and silkworm eggs, as well as cotton, potato, tomato, and (flowering) thale cress seeds. The Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, The People's Daily hailed the achievement as "humankind's first biological experiment on the moon".
  • SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

    SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

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    The us space Agency NASA on the day (from 4 to 5 December) was postponed sending the Dragon with food supplies for the global space station . However, the launch was marred by a system failure on the rocket which caused it to land in the sea, instead of on land at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as planned.
  • SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship

    SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship

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    A Falcon 9 launches to orbit for an unprecedented third time. Minutes after launch, it touched down on a drone ship stationed out in the Pacific Ocean, christened " Just Read the Instructions ". They included Australia-based Fleet Space Technologies, which aims to connect remote devices to the internet via satellite. One atypical payload onboard was Enoch, a cubesat from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and artist Tavares Strachan that is carrying the ashes of Robert Henry Lawrence ...
  • The InSight Rover NASA successfully landed on Mars

    The InSight Rover NASA successfully landed on Mars

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    Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission. The spacecraft was launched from California in May on its almost US$1 billion mission. The MarCOs are also able to capture unique images as they pass by the Red Planet and some of its moons.
  • Virgin Galactic 'Weeks' Away From Space Flight

    Virgin Galactic 'Weeks' Away From Space Flight

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    In the most recent test in July, the space plane was released from its jet-powered carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, at 46,500 feet before the Unity's pilots lit its rocket. Tourists will be able to cross the imaginary boundary where space begins, or the line of the Pocket at an altitude of 100 kilometers. Branson has invested in space travel since 2004, and had initially expected to fly into to space himself sometime this year.
  • Canadian gas pipeline damage disrupts supply in the Pacific Northwest

    Canadian gas pipeline damage disrupts supply in the Pacific Northwest

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    Enbridge, the Calgary, Alberta-based company which operates the pipeline, says the pipeline supplies about half the natural gas used in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. McTeague said gas prices on Vancouver Island will likely remain inflated for a week or two until the damaged pipeline is repaired. On Thursday, Stout said the Lower Mainland could see a four- to eight-cent jump in gas prices over the weekend.
  • Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean

    Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean

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    The low is expected to turn northward later today, with that motion continuing for the next couple of days. As of Saturday night, the forecast looks like western Florida could see the most intense part of the storm. SC and the Grand Strand are once again in the path of uncertainty of a tropical system. Already, the broad area of low pressure is large and capable of producing torrential rains.
  • Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

    Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

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    If all goes according to plan, Maezawa will take a lunar voyage on the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR: a launch system that SpaceX is developing to colonize Mars . SpaceX has already contributed to space ventures by privately developing a liquid-fuel launch vehicle that orbited the Earth in 2008. Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023.
  • Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2

    Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2

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    This was the last ever Delta 2 rocket launch. Delta II rockets have been used for missions including the Phoenix Mars Lander, plus all operational Global Positioning System missions, as well as commercial missions. ICESat-2 will measure Earth's ice sheets from space with a laser. The satellite's powerful lasers will send 10,000 pulses per second down to the surface of the Earth.
  • 'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

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    Hurricane Florence is still well off the coast of the United States, approximately 435 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and is moving northwest at 16 mph. The storm looked likely to make landfall on the coast of North and SC but heavy rain was also expected in Virginia to the north and Georgia to the south.
  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

    Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

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    Hurricane-force winds and inland flooding also is a concern. The Nationwide Weather Service measured the storm surge within the mumble at three metres deep on Friday. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety , a pick-up truck drove into standing water on the road and lost control, overturning into a ditch.