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Image: Meandering moon feature

This strangely meandering channel, carved on the Moon, is one of the most famous features on our nearest celestial neighbour. It shot to fame in July 1971 when the two astronauts of Apollo 15 drove their lunar rover to its ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Return to the underwater Space Station

This year, NASA's underwater training mission for astronauts promises to be longer and better than ever. Starting on 21 July, space agencies will test technologies and research international crew behaviour for long-duration ...

dateJul 22, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Underground astronauts preparing for space

We usually send them 400 km up, but next week ESA will be sending six astronauts 800 m underground into the rocky caves of Sardinia, Italy. The caving course recreates aspects of a space expedition with an international crew ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Space Exploration
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