SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' set to fire up engines in crucial test

The four main engines for Nasa's new "megarocket" are to be fired in unison for the first time.

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Jan. 16, 2021 ~7 min

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Nasa's Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars

Three thousand days and counting: Nasa's Curiosity rover continues its extraordinary exploration of Mars.

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Jan. 9, 2021 ~7 min

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What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

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Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Space images: The best of 2020

There was stunning cosmic imagery to feast on over the past year - here's our pick of the offerings.

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Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Nasa's Mars rover and the 'seven minutes of terror'

The US space agency releases an animation to show how its Perseverance robot will land on Mars.

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Dec. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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SLS: Crucial test for Nasa's 'mega-rocket'

Part of a giant rocket that will send humans back to the Moon has undergone a critical test.

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Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Nasa to pay company $1 to collect moon rocks

The US space agency has awarded two American and one Japanese firm contracts to pick up lunar soil.

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Dec. 4, 2020 ~3 min

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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

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Nov. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Sentinel-6: 'Dog kennel' satellite to measure sea-level rise

It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.

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Nov. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station

The four astronauts who left Earth on Monday have arrived at the 410-km orbiting outpost.

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Nov. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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