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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:26

Bigger is better in rocketry and astronomy

NASA is bringing together the next generation of rockets and space telescopes with its new heavy-lift Ares V rocket. U.S. astronomer Harley Thronson exclaims, “The bigger the better…. NASA's new Ares V rocket is going to completely change the rules of the game."

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According to the President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, it is possible that the United States may link together its civilian space program, headed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and its military space program, headed by the Department of Defense (DOD).

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Friday, 02 January 2009 23:05

50 years ago: Luna 1 escapes Earth's gravity

Fifty years ago, on January 2, 1959, Luna 1 started its mission to become the first ever human-made object to exceed the escape velocity of the Earth. The pioneering flight helped to secure further Russian history, with its historic 1961 space flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space.

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