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open Rival rocketeers SpaceX and ULA make oblations to weather gods ahead of double-launch action 13
By phuzz
open Waiting for Amos: SpaceX delays satellite launch as it tries hard not to blow this one up 6
open Researchers find development and conservation aren't mutually exclusive 22
open Pi in the sky as ESA starts testing encrypted comms on International Space Station 68
open Will someone plz dump our shizz on the Moon, NASA begs as one of the space biz vendors drops out 27
open NASA trumpets Orion completion as India heads to the Moon 49
open Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French 138
open For heaven's sake: Japan boffins fail to release paper planes in space after rice wine added to rocket fuel 30
open City-obliterating asteroid screamed past Earth the other night – and boffins only clocked it just 26 hours beforehand 126
open SpaceX Dragon flies British science into orbit, while stubby 'watertower' hops around Texas 17
open The Register taps a foot with boffins under the Lovell Telescope at Bluedot Festival 16
open Meet the super-speedy white dwarf binary system that's going to grav-wave our world 42
open LightSail 2 successfully unfurls its silvery solar sails, prepares to become a truly solar-powered satellite 66
open Houston, we've had a legend: Boffin behind NASA Mission Control signs off for final time 16
open Revealed: Milky Way's shocking cannibalistic dark past – it gobbled a whole dwarf eons ago 61
By Esme
open Apollo 11 @ 50: The long shadow of the flag 179
open Guess who reserved their seat on the first Moon flight? My mum, that's who 107
open Turning it off and on again IN SPAAACE! ISS animal-tracker kit needs oldest trick in the book 45
open Bad news: Earth is not going to be walloped by asteroid 2006 QV89. Good news: Boffins have lost sight of it, so all hope is not yet lost 59
By aks
open Experts: No need to worry about Europe's navigation sats going dark for days. Also: What the hell is going on with those satellites?! 92
open SpaceX reveals chain of events that caused the unplanned disassembly of Crew Dragon capsule 46
open 50 years ago today Apollo 11 slipped the surly bonds of Earth to put peeps on the Moon 49
By TonyJ
open All change at NASA while Proton launches and India's Moon dream suffers a snag 16
open Humans may be able to live on Mars within halls of aerogel – a wonder material that can trap heat and block radiation 118
open Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, where to go? Navigation satellite signals flip from degraded to full TITSUP* over span of four days 144
open Literally rings our bell: Scottish eggheads snap quantum entanglement for the first time 129
open Ex-NASA Mars InSight contractor sets legal eagles on JPL over whistleblower sacking 7
open Hayabusa2 stirs up rubble on surface of Ryugu, pokes asteroid with sampling horn 6
By RayG
open Gone in 120 seconds: Arianespace aims for stars, misses, as UAE satellite launch fails 27
By fobobob
open Apollo at 50? How about 40 years since Skylab smacked into Australia 48
open Grav-wave eggheads come closer to nailing down Hubble's Constant – the universe's speedy rate of expansion 62
open Bloodhound gang rides again: That's the Super Sonic Car bods, not the bawdy novelty pop act 12
open Who cares about a Soyuz launch or a Vega delay when there's space gin to be had? 8
open Boffins find asteroid with the shortest solar year of any space rock in our Solar System 19
By AlanS
open Jodrell Bank goes full UNESCO while Dundee awaits the decomissioners 26
open Crikey, that's FAST: China clocks 84 pulsars in 2 years using world's largest radio telescope 25
open Finally in the UK: Apollo 11 lands... in a cinema near you 128
open NASA smacks an Orion into the water with a successful Ascent Abort-2 Test 26
open SARGE rocket splutters, Boeing shows us its 'chute, NASA trundles Mobile Launcher to pad 1
open Has NASA's Mars Insight lander hit rock bottom? Heat probe struggles to penetrate Red Planet 39
By E 2
open Nah, yeah: New Zealand's Rocket Lab notches up another launch success 7
open Look out, Titan. Plutonium robots from Earth are on their way 35
open Dundee Satellite Receiving Station: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory 30
open Vulture gets claws on Lego's latest Apollo nostalgia-fest 92
By m0rt
open Buckminsterfullerene sounds like the next UK Prime Minister but trust us, it's in fact the largest molecule yet found in interstellar space 50
By jake
open We've Falcon caught it! SpaceX finally nets a fairing half after a successful Heavy launch 31
open Sputnik? No, comrade, this is Spunknik: Frozen sperm manages to survive zero-grav in this totally realistic test 40
open One goes up, one stays on the ground and one gets ready: It's a week in space 9
open Curioser and curioser: Little Mars rover sniffs out highest ever levels of methane 33
open Bollocks or brutal truth: Do smart-mobes make us grow skull horns? We take a closer look at boffins' startling claims 38



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