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First British astronaut under the ESA banner heading to ISS

The first British astronaut to head into space under the banner of the European Space Agency, Tim Peake, is set to launch into Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) and join up with the International Space Station later today. He will be joined by American astronaut Tim Kopra, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko aboard …

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NASA funds research to make human waste more useful in space

Going to the toilet in space isn’t easy. Without gravity human bowels work slightly differently, and there’s the ever present problem of what comes out floating around the cabin or space station, as happened during the Apollo 10 mission. There’s also the problem of disposal, as we don’t want any …

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ESA: with remastering, nothing is abandonware

Even though there are a few games released each year which will stick with their players for a long time to come, always reminding them of fond memories, many others simple disappear. As a part of gaming history however, some people want abandoned servers and empty game worlds restored and …

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Philae comet lander space probe wakes up

It’s been seven long months since anyone has heard from the Philae lander, which was touched down on a comet, hundreds of millions of miles from earth, in a descent that was fraught with nail biting triumphs. After 60 hours though, its batteries ran dry, as it had managed to land in …

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5000 members of the public to be invited to E3 this year

E3 is about two weeks away, meaning all of the major publishers and studios are gearing up for their round of announcements for the months ahead. However, the trade show has traditionally been an industry-centric event, with press and industry insiders in attendance. However, that could change a bit this …

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Rosetta to land on comet in next 36 hours

Remember Rosetta? The little probe that left Earth back in 2004 and spent a near decade taking a jaunt through space so that it could finally enter orbit around the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet? Back in August this year it did just that and many watched it happen live. If that’s something you …

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ESA condemns industry death threats

It should come as no surprise to anyone, that while there might still be a lot of arguing back and forth about what the recent GamerGate debacle is about, who’s fault it is and if anything of use will actually come of it, that the legitimately scary death threats being …

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Comet probing space craft awakes after 31 month sleep

Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s comet probe and lander craft, has awoken after almost three years of hibernation and ten years of space travel and is now set to spend the next two years on an approach with the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet in order to test its surface and structure to learn …

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