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Ex-NASA astronaut Scott Kelly insists the public is not bored of space

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'The public has NOT fallen out of love with space': Ex-NASA astronaut Scott Kelly insists youngsters are 'extremely interested' in the exploits of Musk, Bezos and Branson despite new report showing Gen-Z have lost in...

Russia’s space program threatens to leave astronaut aboard ISS

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Head of Russia's space program posts sinister video threatening to LEAVE BEHIND US astronaut, 55, aboard International Space Station and only fly home his cosmonauts on March 30 because of Biden's sanctions over Ukra...

ESA whittles down aspiring astronaut applications from 23,000 to 1,391

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European Space Agency whittles down aspiring astronaut applications from 23,000 to 1,391 with the next stage to focus on cognitive, technical and personality testsAstronauts will now undergo a series of cognitive and...

SpaceX’s all-civilian crew gets their astronaut wings

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SpaceX's all-civilian crew gets their astronaut wings! Four private space travellers who flew into orbit last month are given pins to show they are officially 'Dragon Pilots'SpaceX's all-civilian crew have received t...

Grandfather builds NASA module for grandson who wants to be astronaut

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Raising the grandpa game! Doting grandfather builds mini Space X module complete with working doors, buttons and lights for grandson who wants to be an astronautThe incredible shuttle replica comes with LED-lights, e...

Astronaut takes stunning pictures of the Southern Lights from space

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‘An aurora under the full moon, what could be better?’ Astronaut takes stunning pictures of the Southern Lights from the International Space StationAstronaut and aerospace engineer Thomas Pesquet, 43, is currently on...

Concrete made with astronaut ‘blood’ could be used to build on Mars

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Concrete made from space dust mixed with extracts from astronauts' blood and urine could be used to build houses on Mars and the moonExperts propose using a blood protein as a binder, along with urine, sweat and tear...

Astronaut on ISS snaps breathtaking photo of the edge of the Earth

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Astronaut on board the ISS snaps a breathtaking photo of the edge of the Earth, showing city lights 'battling it out' with the light from distant starsThomas Pesquet has been on the International Space Station since ...

ESA asks for patience as it studies 23,000 astronaut applications

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European Space Agency asks for patience as it sifts through over 23,000 applications from aspiring astronauts to go to the moon – including 1,979 from the UKThere were a total of 22,589 astronaut applications from el...

Meet the mom who’s fulfilled her dream as a Virgin Galactic astronaut

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'I'm grateful for Richard Branson's vision to democratize access to space': Meet the mom, 32, who has fulfilled her dream as a citizen astronaut on Virgin Galactic without a science or engineering backgroundKellie Ge...

More than 22,000 sign up to become a European Space Agency astronaut

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The next Tim Peake? Almost 2,000 UK citizens apply to be an astronaut with the European Space Agency along with 20,000 others hoping to go to the moon - as 200 people with a disability aim to become the first para-as...