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SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

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The world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit before bringing them back down to Earth at the weekend. The four civilians, who have spent the past...

Russia rocket mishap briefly nudges International Space Station out of position

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Russia’s troubled Nauka laboratory module has caused a fright when its rockets accidentally fired after docking the with the International Space Station, briefly throwing the station out of position. A few hours after...

Rocket from the crypt! Phyllida Barlow on her Highgate cemetery sculpture

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After 18 months of lying low, Phyllida Barlow is at large again. The artist’s hangar-like studio on a south London industrial estate is a yawning void, while on the other side of city, and across the sea in Germany, a...

Why does Jeff Bezos’s rocket look like that? An inquiry

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Jeff Bezos’s 11-minute trip aboard a Blue Origin rocket to the edge of space on Tuesday left the world’s richest man feeling “unbelievably good” and his crew “very happy”. But afterwards, as he wondered aloud how fast...

Red Rocket review – Sean Baker’s vivid study of a washed-up porn star

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With Red Rocket, Sean Baker has given us an adult American pastoral, essentially a comedy, and another study of tough lives at the margin, close in spirit to his lo-fi breakthrough Tangerine. Actor, rapper, comedian a...

Richard Branson flies to edge of space in Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane

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The British entrepreneur Richard Branson has successfully flown to the edge of space and back in his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane, days ahead of a rival launch by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the billionair...

The week in audio: Pieces of Britney; Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket; Human Resources and more

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Pieces of Britney (Radio 4) | BBC SoundsElon Musk: The Evening Rocket (Radio 4) | BBC SoundsHuman Resources Broccoli Productions | SpotifyThe Essay: Caribbean Voices (Radio 3) | BBC SoundsThe Kindness Experiment (Radi...

Jeff Bezos to go into space on first crewed flight of New Shepard rocket

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Jeff Bezos will no longer be the richest person on Earth on 20 July because the Amazon founder will be blasting off into space on the first crewed flight of his New Shepard rocket ship. Joining Bezos on the flight wil...

SpaceX rocket heads to ISS with a supply of squid, toothpaste and avocados

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SpaceX has launched a supply mission bound for the International Space Station on Thursday, carrying with it thousands of tiny sea creatures along with a plaque-fighting toothpaste experiment and powerful solar panels...

Nigel Slater’s grilled lamb cutlets, peas and rocket recipe

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Bring a medium-sized saucepan of water to the boil. Add 150g of peas and leave them for 3 or 4 minutes until tender. Lightly season and oil 6 large lamb cutlets. Place them on a griddle pan or cook under a hot grill ...

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza strip after Hamas rocket attacks

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Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dramatically on Monday as militant groups in Gaza fired rockets into Israel and Israel responded with strikes on the Palestinian coastal territory following clash...

Footage shows debris from China’s largest rocket falling to Earth – video

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The remnants of China’s largest rocket plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media and people in Oman and Jordan who captured footage of its light in the...

Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth, plunging into Indian Ocean – state media

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The remnants of China’s largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media. Most of the debris burned up in the atmosphere, it reported, cit...

US military has ‘no plan’ to shoot down debris from Chinese rocket

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The US military has no plan to shoot down the remnants of a large Chinese rocket expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend, the defense secretary said on Thursday. Speaking with reporters, Lloyd Aust...

‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket tumbling to Earth

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Part of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point. The 30-metre high core of the Long Ma...

‘What is that?’: SpaceX rocket debris causes strange lights in night sky – video

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Residents in the Portland area of Oregon report sightings of strange lights streaking across the sky, which turned out to be debris from a SpaceX rocket launched in Florida 22 days ago. The rocke re-entered the atmosp...

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