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Boris Johnson calls for Ukraine to be sent more long-range rocket systems

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Boris Johnson said Ukraine should be supplied with long-range multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to help Kyiv’s embattled forces prevent Russian invaders from gaining ground in the Donbas. But the prime minister st...

‘Supersonic ballet’: helicopter briefly catches falling rocket

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A space company has briefly managed to catch a falling rocket using a helicopter and a hook in a test described by its chief executive as “something of a supersonic ballet”. The test was part of Rocket Lab’s attempts ...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack as Jerusalem tensions soar

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Israel has carried out its first airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in months in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave as tensions soared after a weekend of violence around a Jerusalem holy site. Warning s...

Amazon books first rocket launches for broadband satellites project

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Amazon will compete directly with SpaceX and the UK government-owned OneWeb to set up a constellation of broadband-providing satellites, the company has announced. The plan, Project Kuiper, will involve Amazon buying ...

South Korea says it has successfully test-fired its first solid-fuel space rocket

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South Korea has said it has successfully test-fired a solid-fuel space rocket for the first time, as it attempts to ramp up its defences after North Korea’s recent launch of a long-range missile and amid speculation t...

Pete Davidson backs out of trip to space on Jeff Bezos rocket

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Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short ride to space on a Jeff Bezos rocket. The Saturday Night Live star is no longer able to make the flight, which has been delayed for nearly a week, Bezos’s space travel company sa...

‘I saw a rocket hit an orphanage’: the Ukrainians recording possible war crimes

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In Vorzel, a forested district north-west of Kyiv once known for its spas and health clubs and now under Russian occupation, lawyer Ihor Chudovsky spent the first weeks of the invasion documenting the toll of the war ...

Red Rocket review – Sean Baker’s queasy comedy of a predatory, past-it porn actor

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How much do you have to like a movie’s protagonist to like a movie? That’s a question that rattled around my head as I watched Red Rocket, a comedy drama from Sean Baker, the American indie king behind empathic gems T...

‘It’s not rocket science’: how the world’s fastest parrot could be saved

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What if a critically endangered bird could be given a chance at survival by protecting just 7% of Tasmanian native forests earmarked for logging? And what if the Tasmanian forestry administrators had – for different r...

Utah student displaces 22 in dorm after attempt to create rocket fuel on stove

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After a student’s failed attempt at creating rocket fuel in a dorm room displaced 22 people, police at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah reminded students to “keep your experiments in the lab”. The unnamed studen...

‘This is rocket science’: micrometeorite collision blamed for NBN satellite internet outage

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A micrometeorite slamming into a satellite was the likely cause of a seven-hour outage for NBN Co internet users in December, a Senate hearing has been told. About 46,500 of NBN Co’s 112,000 satellite users in regiona...

Service blunders pile on the agony for UK customers as energy bills rocket

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Extortionate energy bills that land on the nation’s doormats this spring may not be solely due to soaring gas prices. Customer service blunders have left some households facing erroneous demands for hundreds of pounds...

‘Gas station in space’: new plan to make rocket fuel from junk in Earth’s orbit

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An Australian company is part of an international effort to recycle dangerous space junk into rocket fuel – in space. The orbit our planet depends on is getting clogged with debris from old spacecraft. Dead satellites...

South Korea launches its first homemade space rocket

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South Korea’s first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch. The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, still described t...

Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects

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As Star Trek’s iconic Captain James T Kirk, he voyaged the universe for the good of humanity. The nonagenarian actor William Shatner’s brief, real-life thrill ride off the planet today, however, is much less about adv...

William Shatner confirms he will go into space on Blue Origin rocket

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William Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, has confirmed that he will go to space this month at the age of 90, thereby becoming the oldest person ever to escape the confines of Earth. Shatner will...

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