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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA’s Terry Virts and commander Anton Shkaplerov return to Earth on 11 June, streaming starts at 13:00 GMT / 15:00 CEST To source

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Dwarf Planet Ceres Revealed in Amazing Video

An amazing new video lets viewers fly over and around the dwarf planet Ceres, getting a great look at its heavily cratered surface. The new Ceres video , which NASA released today (June 8), was created using 80 images captured by the space agency’s Dawn spacecraft. Some photos were taken from Dawn’s first mapping orbit […]

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NASA's 'Pluto Time' Shows You How Bright It Is on Dwarf Planet

This artist’s impression depicts Pluto’s surface. The sun appears roughly 1,000 times fainter than it does on to us on Earth. Pluto’s moon Charon hangs in the sky. Image released June 8, 2015.Credit: NASA/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker A new NASA Web tool called “Pluto Time” allows people around the world to experience the light levels […]

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NASA Aiming for Multiple Missions to Jupiter Moon Europa

Artist’s concept showing a simulated view from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, with the giant planet looming over the horizon.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s highly anticipated mission to Europa in the next decade may be just the beginning of an ambitious campaign to study the ocean-harboring Jupiter moon. In the early to mid-2020s, NASA plans to […]

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Soyuz spacecraft

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: Samantha, Terry and Anton’s Soyuz spacecraft will bring them home on Thursday morning after 200 days in space To source

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Mise sur le PLA de Sentinel 2-A

Nearing launch

In two weeks’ time, Sentinel-2A will be launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Join ESA TV for an introduction to the ‘colour vision’ mission for Copernicus To source

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A Grand National Space Strategy Could Save NASA (Op-Ed)

Orbital ATK tweeted this photo of the public viewing site for the qualification motor (QM-1) static test on March 11, 2015.Credit: Orbital ATK (via Twitter as @OrbitalATK) Michael Potter is a senior fellow at the International Institute of Space Commerce. Potter received his MSc degree from the London School of Economics, and he is a […]

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