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How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Crash Onto Comet 67P

In just seven days, the Rosetta spacecraft will smash into Comet 67P. A new visualisation shows how it’ll go down. Read More >>

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In Case You Missed It, SpaceX Successfully Launched Another Satellite

SpaceX’s eighth launch this year proved successful Sunday morning, when a Falcon 9 rocket landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. Read More >>

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Flight Tests of Virgin Galactic’s New Space Plane Could Start Early Next Year

Hard to believe, but it’s been one year since SpaceShipTwo disintegrated during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other. Undaunted by the tragedy, Virgin Galactic has been hard at work building the second version of the suborbital rocket plane: a slightly modified version that may finally usher in the era of space tourism. Read More >>

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Sarah Brightman Calls Off Space Flight

Sarah Brightman - she of Phantom Of The Opera fame - shall not be flying to the International Space Station. We know! We're as shocked as you are. Read More >>

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300 Years of Imaginary Space Flight, From Geese to Anti-Gravity Ships

Long before space flight was possible, the human imagination was already charting a course through the stars. Our ideas have been varied and fanciful. The Library of Congress recently collected some of these imaginary space vehicles, which go all the way back to the 1630s. Read More >>