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US astronauts make spacewalk to perform ISS repairs (Update)

Two American astronauts on Thursday completed a lengthy spacewalk to replace old hoses on the the International Space Station's cooling system and make other equipment upgrades, footage from the US space agency NASA showed.

UK 'space junk' project highlights threat to missions

The mass of "space junk" orbiting the Earth poses a serious threat to future exploration, a British scientist said on Friday at the launch of a project to raise awareness of the issue.

Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch on space walk

Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the deputy head of the Russian space agency said on Sunday.

More efficient and reliable robotic-control systems

When a robot is moving one of its limbs through free space, its behavior is well-described by a few simple equations. But as soon as it strikes something solid—when a walking robot's foot hits the ground, or a grasping ...

Russia to send woman to space in 2014

Russia will send a female cosmonaut into space for the first time in two decades next year, an official at the space training centre said Wednesday.

China 'plans manned space launch' in 2013

China is aiming to launch its next manned space mission as early as June 2013, state media reported Saturday, as the country steps up its ambitious exploration programme.

How China may be the next to land on the moon

Neil Armstrong's 1969 lunar landing marked a pinnacle of US technological achievement, defining what many saw as the American century, but the next person to set foot on the moon will likely be Chinese.

China to land first moon probe next year (Update)

China has said it will land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time next year, as part of an ambitious space programme that includes a long-term plan to put a man on the moon.

China's space mission shows growing ambitions

China's latest space mission is its most ambitious yet and shows Beijing's resolve to increase its technological capabilities and bridge the gap with the United States and Russia, experts say.

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