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January 6, 2019 4:03 PM World War 3: Iran and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea

IRAN and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea for “peace and stability”, says the commander of the Iranian navy. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has been quoted by semi-official news agency Mehr as saying the two countries are planning “war games” that will be implemented in the “near future”. Iran and Russia have held several 120

January 3, 2019 4:05 AM Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

The far side of the moon is relatively unexplored and the ambitious mission signals China's intention to become a space power. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down on Thursday morning Beijing time (just before 2.30am GMT), the official China Central Television said. Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" images of the moon's 91

November 16, 2018 1:51 AM Greenpeace activist swam in front of 21,000 tonne oil ship

A Greenpeace activist who swam into the path of a 21,000 tonne oil survey ship said it made her feel empowered. Sara Howell, 27, from Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, faced a 12-month wait to see if legal action would be taken against her in New Zealand for obstructing the world's largest oil exploration vessel, the Amazon Warrior, in 2017. She was protesting 41

September 3, 2018 2:50 PM First man to orbit the moon says it was only interesting for 30 seconds

First man to orbit the moon says it was only interesting for 30 seconds – and he couldn’t wait to get home to his family The first man to orbit the moon has said it was only interesting for 30 seconds and he couldn't wait to get home to his family. Frank Borman, 90, said that while his fellow astronauts were mesmerized by space, he was quite bored 85

August 30, 2018 7:19 PM SpaceX installs bridge that lets astronauts walk to its Crew Dragon rocket

The walkway to orbit: SpaceX installs the bridge astronauts will walk down before blasting off to the International Space Station in its Crew Dragon capsule Elon Musk's rocket company has completed the installation of a Crew Access Arm that will serve as a walkway for astronauts boarding the Crew Dragon capsule. Four astronauts will walk across the futuristic 85 1

July 6, 2018 11:44 AM WHAT ARE NASA'S PLANS FOR A MANNED MISSION TO MARS IN 2033?

Mars has become the next giant leap for mankind's exploration of space. But before humans get to the red planet, astronauts will take a series of small steps by returning to the moon for a year-long mission. Details of a the mission in lunar orbit have been unveiled as part of a timeline of events leading to missions to Mars in the 2030s. In May 2017, Greg Williams 46

June 21, 2018 12:33 PM WHAT IS THE AKATSUKI VENUS CLIMATE ORBITER SATELLITE?

The Venus Climate Orbiter mission, or Akatsuki, is studying the atmospheric circulation of Venus. Meteorological information is be obtained by globally mapping clouds and minor constituents successively with four cameras. These detect ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, as well as lightning with a high-speed imager. Japan Aersospace Exploration Agency's 33

June 20, 2018 10:17 PM Be warned! Russia warns Trump of 'TOUGH RESPONSE’ to new US militarised space force

RUSSIA has warned the US of a “tough response” after President Donald Trump pledged to make America dominant in space and create a military “Space Force”. Speaking at a space policy event at the White House on Monday, President Trump announced he is directing the Department of Defence and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish 45

June 17, 2018 2:31 AM Russia designing POWERFUL LASER that will BLAST 'dangerous' space junk out of orbit

A RUSSIAN space agency has announced its plan to shoot down space junk with a powerful laser cannon in an attempt to make space exploration safer. The powerful technology is being developed by Roscosmos, a Russian space agency. The laser cannon will be mounted on a large telescope that is already being built. The telescope has been designed to look out for space 35

May 7, 2018 12:00 PM Italian director Ermanno Olmi, '78 Palme d'Or winner, dies

ROME (AP) - Ermanno Olmi, an Italian cinematic giant who won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival for his depiction of 19th- century Italian farm life in "The Tree of Wooden Clogs," has died at age 86. Olmi died Monday in the northern Italian city of Asiago, where a day of mourning has been planned for his funeral, Mayor Roberto Rigoni Stern told the ANSA news agency 33