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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 26

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" 10

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 17

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 27 1

August 30, 2018 8:00 AM NASA astronaut becomes first to quit training for 50 years

The former SpaceX engineer is the first astronaut to quit NASA training for more than 50 years, citing "personal reasons". Robb Kulin, 35, a former SpaceX engineer from Alaska, is the first astronaut candidate since 1968 to have departed from the training. The last candidates to have left before becoming fully-fledged astronauts were John Llewellyn and Brian 14

August 28, 2018 8:48 PM Astronaut candidate first to resign from NASA training in 50 YEARS after citing personal reasons

Astronaut candidate, 34, is the first to resign from NASA training in 50 YEARS after citing personal reasons An astronaut-in-training has quit NASA, the first time it has happened in 50 years. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin, 34, resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said Kulin's 7

April 19, 2018 12:00 PM Elon Musk's advice to workers: If your meeting is boring, just leave!

"It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time," the Tesla founder told staff working on Model 3. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, has recommended it, along with hanging up on tedious phone calls, avoiding jargon and bypassing chains of command in favour of going straight to the person "doing the actual 33

April 17, 2018 5:35 PM Nasa shares a mesmerising image of the Aurora Borealis at sunrise from the International Space Station

An astronaut living on the International Space Station (ISS) has posted a mesmerising image of auroras around Earth. The beautiful image shows the eerie green hues of the aurora as the sun rises over the southern hemisphere of our planet. After some minor photo-enhancement from the space agency, the image - which was initially posted on Instagram - was re-posted 53

March 29, 2018 5:38 AM Will Ferrell quits Facebook: Actor says he can no longer use the social media site in 'good conscience' in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

The actor became the latest celebrity to announce that he is leaving the social media site in the wake of the Cambrdige Analytica user data scandal. Ferrell took to his account on Tuesday to give warning to his fans that he would be deleting it in 72 hours, saying that he could no longer use the platform 'in good conscience'. 'I know I am not alone when I say that I was very disturbed 36

March 6, 2018 2:40 PM SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a 'bus-sized' Spanish communications satellite into orbit (and it weighs a record six tonnes!)

SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early today, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace firms take far longer to attain. It was carrying to orbit a Hispasat Spanish-language communications satellite 'almost the size of a city bus,' according to tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The craft weighs six tonnes (6.6 tons) 48