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China to launch manned space mission in June

China will launch three astronauts into space this month to dock with an experimental space-module, state-media said Monday, marking the latest step towards the country's aim of building a space station.

Landing is key puzzle in Mars trip, experts say

Landing astronauts safely on Mars is one of the biggest technological hurdles for any future manned mission to the Red Planet, even more complicated than last year's daring rover touchdown.

NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week

NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since it landed to much fanfare last August, should be running at full capacity next week, after a memory glitch set the robot back.

China plans next manned space mission for summer

China will send three astronauts on a mission to its orbiting space station this summer as part of preparations to establish an even larger permanent presence above Earth, the manned space program said Thursday.

India plans mission to Mars in 2013

India said on Thursday it will send a $70 million space mission to Mars this year to study the red planet's atmosphere.

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