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Why doesn't Britain have a Space Exploration programme?

In November of this year, Britain will have its first ever astronaut land on the International Space Station, Timothy Peake, who’ll take part in a sixth month mission called Expedition 46. 691 more words

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[VIDEO] GROOMING IN OUTER SPACE: Samantha’s Haircut at Terry’s Space Salon

On the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti gets a haircut from colleague NASA astronaut Terry Virts while cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov assists with the vacuum cleaner, making sure that no hair cuttings float off.

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Components of Beagle 2 Flight System on Mars

PRESS RELEASE (JPL) – The Beagle 2 Mars Lander, built by the United Kingdom, has been thought lost on Mars since 2003, but has now been found in images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. 617 more words

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Beagle-2 found on Mars: European Space Agency lander that's been missing since 2003 located on red planet

LONDON — The European Space Agency’s Beagle-2 lander, which had been lost on Mars since 2003, has been found, the agency said Friday.

New photos taken by the high-resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the lander partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet, it said. 290 more words

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Beagle-2 found on Mars: European Space Agency lander that's been missing since 2003 located on red planet

LONDON — The European Space Agency’s Beagle-2 lander, which had been lost on Mars since 2003, has been found, the agency said Friday.

New photos taken by the high-resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the lander partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet, it said. 290 more words

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Missing Mars probe Beagle 2 found on Mars

LONDON – It turns out the Beagle has landed after all – but it never called home.

The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft Beagle 2 went AWOL on Christmas Day, 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth. 858 more words

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