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October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 15

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM NASA rocket rescue: US and Russian astronauts in ISS emergency after Soyuz rocket failure

A RUSSIAN Soyuz rocket carrying one Russian and one US astronaut has been forced to make an emergency landing after a failure was detected shortly after take-off from Kazakhstan. Russian news agencies reported that booster rockets carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on a mission headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air, forcing the crew to abort 7

October 9, 2018 9:20 AM Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is "weeks" away from its first trip into space. "We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," the firm's founder and chief executive told news website CNBC. He said the firm would be taking people into space "not too long after" 7

September 18, 2018 5:27 AM Russia blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria 'friendly-fire' incident

The aircraft was coming into land at a base in Syria when it is said to have been downed by air defence missiles. It said Israeli jets attacking targets nearby had "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences". Russia's defence ministry said the aircraft, carrying 15 servicemen, disappeared from radar 22 miles (35km) off Syria 15

September 18, 2018 1:39 AM Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist

It is not yet clear how much he has paid for the trip on SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket or when it is likely to take place. Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa declared "I choose to go the the Moon" after being introduced by SpaceX's chief executive Elon Musk at the company's headquarters in California. The ex punk band drummer made his money in online fashion with his company 12

September 12, 2018 3:45 AM Libya's Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

The only working airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night. The airport had only reopened on Friday following clashes between rival militias. A UN-backed government is nominally in power 9

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 19 1

August 12, 2018 7:39 AM Nasa Parker Solar Probe launch live pictures as mission to sun has lift off

A HISTORIC NASA mission to the sun has blasted off into space. The Parker Solar Probe - NASA's first mission to the sun - will expolore the sun's atmosphere and its outermost atmosphere, the corona. A Delta-IV heavy rocket carrying the probe took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at around 07.31 GMT on Sunday morning. It will be the fastest manmade moving 16

June 23, 2018 4:04 PM Iraq PM warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At least 16 people were killed and around 30 injured when the cache, owned by a group close to populist cleric Moqtada Sadr, blew up in his stronghold of Sadr City on June 7. "There 15

June 22, 2018 4:57 PM Want a body like Michelle Bridges? Health guru opens the door of her fridge and reveals how she gets those six-pack abs

And now fitness icon Michelle Bridges has given fans a sneak peek as to how she keep her impossibly toned physique. The 47-year-old no-nonsense trainer took to Instagram on Friday, sharing a snap of her refrigerator after a weekly shop. Proving her love of leafy green vegetables, the mother-of-one also had a few surprises in store for fans and fitness 16