Tag Archives: Spaceflight

21Mar/17

World’s first space-exposed mango cells survive

China Central Television (CCTV) – The mango embryos that spent 33 days orbiting the Earth on the China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft have survived and grew brand new cells at a lab in south China’s Hainan Province.
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18Dec/16

High-speed internet communications satellite heads into space

Atlas V rocket successfully launches a high-speed internet communications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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06Dec/16

French astronaut Pesquet speaks to schoolchildren from the International Space Station

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency takes part in a live in-flight event aboard the International Space Station, spinning a globe and describing the orbital craft’s journey over Earth.

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03Nov/16

NASA completes critical test of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers and technicians working on a new generation space telescope, the James Webb Telescope, complete critical tests on how the new instrument will perform in space.

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15Dec/15

ESA scientists watch first Briton taking off from Baikonur to ISS

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) watch their colleague Tim Peake’s take-off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan as he becomes the first Briton to visit the International Space Station.

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