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Historic handshake between space and Earth

In the first-ever demonstration of space-to-ground remote control with live video and force feedback, NASA astronaut Terry Virts orbiting Earth on the International Space Station shook hands with ESA telerobotics specialist André Schiele in the Netherlands today. To source

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Watch: Climate Symposium

Revisit last week’s International Symposium on Climate Change in Rome, which reviewed the links between climate change and world development To source

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A new mix

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: Vibrating mixtures in microgravity has revealed an unknown effect in liquids To source

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The winds of Mars

Space Science Image of the Week: Strong winds whip dust and sand from the martian surface into a frenzy, shaping and smoothing the planet’s surface features To source

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