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SpaceX successfully lands second rocket at sea

SpaceX recorded a second successful at-sea rocket landing on 6 May, when its Falcon-9 booster touched down on a drone ship off the Florida coast. The rocket was used to launch a commercial communications satellite for SKY Perfect, a Japanese network. May 6, 2016
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Hubble Telescope captures unprecedented view of Milky Ways galactic core

Nasa’s Hubble telescope has captured an unprecedented view of the galactic core, the rotational centre of the Milky Way galaxy. A new video released by the Hubble team on 3 May shows how the telescope’s infrared camera allowed scientists to peer into the heart of our Milky Way, revealing more than half a million stars. May 5, 2016
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Daisy Ridley endorses Nasas first female launch director

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley paid tribute to Nasa’s first female launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson in a video published on 4 May. Ridley described Nasa’s female employees as “heroic” and said they “continually inspire girls to enter the space programme.” May 5, 2016
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ESA launches environmental satellite Sentinel-1B

The European Space Agency launched a satellite on 25 April to track the progress of global warming, as part of its Copernicus project. The Sentinel-1B joins its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to deliver information for various services, from monitoring ice in polar seas to tracking land subsidence, the ESA said. It will also respond to disasters such as floods. Apr 26, 2016
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Faking gravity: The tech behind Tim Peake’s space marathon

How does a weightless man run on the spot while hurtling through space at 17,150mph? As the countdown continues to the London Marathon – taking place on 24 April – ESA astronaut Tim Peake London Marathon will perhaps have more reason to be nervous, as he prepares to run his version on the International Apr 22, 2016
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British astronaut Tim Peake prepares to run London Marathon from space

British astronaut Tim Peake said training was going well for his version of the London Marathon, which he’ll run on a treadmill on the International Space Station (ISS). Peake made the comments in a question and answer session, which he showed off a harness that keeps him bolted to the treadmill on which he will run. Apr 20, 2016
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ISS astronauts capture stunning 4K footage of Aurora Borealis

Astronauts on the International Space Station shared their view of the Auroras Borealis and Australis across the Earth in an ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K timelapse video published on 17 April. Nasa has partnered with technology company Harmonic since 2015 for a non-commercial UHD channel aimed at showing the“breathtaking beauty and grandeur of space.” Apr 19, 2016