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# space-race - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars Space Race This post contains videos

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

# space-race - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I cried as I stroked her for the last time' - It's 60 years since Laika became the first creature in space

The dog survived for several hours before dying of overheating and exhaustion.

# space-race - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

# space-race - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race

Photographer and academic Roland Miller has travelled across America capturing images of the remnants of an international race long forgotten.

# space-race - Sunday 28 June, 2015

# space-race - Monday 13 April, 2015

A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h

The Space X rocket will resupply the space station, but it needs to catch it first.

# space-race - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Inside the abandoned rocket bases dotted across the United States

Many once-important facilities now sit dormant, decommissioned years ago, now rusting in the sun.

# space-race - Friday 19 September, 2014

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

# space-race - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Looking to invest in a Soviet-era space capsule? Yours for a cool €1.4 million

The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.

# space-race - Saturday 7 September, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon

The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.

# space-race - Sunday 11 August, 2013

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it Private Spaceships This post contains videos

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it

Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.

# space-race - Friday 12 April, 2013

# space-race - Monday 30 July, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

# space-race - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61 Space This post contains videos

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61

Sally Ride was the only person to serve on the investigations into both the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

# space-race - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…