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These Tiny Satellites Can Be Launched Into Space for as Little as $1000
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Making the cut for NASA's astronaut program isn't a prerequisite for doing outer space research. A team of students at Arizona State University have created tiny satellites that can be launched into space for as little as $1,000, hundreds of times …

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Three-man crew launched to International Space Station
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a veteran NASA astronaut blasted off from Kazakhstan Friday, chased down the International Space Station and glided to a smooth automated docking, boosting the lab's crew back to six. After an …

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ExoMars space probe is ready to be launched to the red planet to search for …
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ExoMars is a joint endeavour between the European Space Agency (Esa) and Russia's Roscosmos space agency, comprising two craft – the TGO and the Schiaparelli landing demonstrator. If all goes to plan, TGO will make a detailed inventory of Mars' …

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This Week in Tech History: Leap Day Origins, Pioneer 10 Space Probe Launched
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February 29 is leap day. It was instituted when Emperor Caesar Augustus altered the Julian calendar, which initially gave August 29 days and February 30 days. A jealous Caesar wanted August (the month he was named after) to have 31 days, so he took two …

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Early earthquake warning system to be launched in India
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"Our system is not only a seismic switch for on-site early warning but capable of releasing early warning of an earthquake. It gets activated automatically and takes step automatically for the security and safety of people and infrastructure by …

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Mercury Redstone 1A Launched Into Space On This Day In 1960
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On this day in 1960, the first mission of the Mercury Program successfully launched into space. It's mission? Test the hardware that would later be used to bring the first Americans into space. There was a lot riding on this launch: it's predecessor …

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