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Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz

    Elon Musk plans to colonise Mars ... and soon
    Elon Musk plans to colonise Mars ... and soon
    SpaceX is developing a massive rocket and capsule to transport large numbers of people and cargo to Mars with the ultimate goal of colonising the...
    'We conquered Jupiter': Nasa's Juno loops into orbit around solar system's biggest planet
    'We conquered Jupiter': Nasa's Juno loops into orbit around solar system's biggest planet
    Nasa's Juno spacecraft capped a five-year journey to Jupiter late Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit, setting the stage...
    New Horizons: Tiny Pluto sports big mountains
    New Horizons: Tiny Pluto sports big mountains
    The first close-up views of Pluto show mountains made of ice and a surprisingly young,...
    Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home
    Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home
    Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 EDT (11:49 GMT). The event culminated an...
    Underground ocean discovered on Saturn moon
    Underground ocean discovered on Saturn moon
    Add Enceladus, a small moon orbiting the giant ringed planet Saturn, to the growing list of places beyond Earth that have oceans – and...
    Astronomers discover old, distant galaxy
    Astronomers discover old, distant galaxy
    Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650-million years old, a...
    Nasa puts new communications satellite into orbit
    Nasa puts new communications satellite into orbit
    The 19-storey tall Atlas 5 rocket, built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin...
    Astronauts complete first spacewalk to fix station's cooling system
    Astronauts complete first spacewalk to fix station's cooling system
    Two Nasa astronauts, their spacesuits rigged with snorkels in case of a water leak, floated outside the International Space Station for five and a...
    New planet discovered in Earth's back yard
    New planet discovered in Earth's back yard
    It raises the chances of finding a habitable planet in Earth's neighbourhood.
    SpaceX Dragon completes test flight with splashdown
    SpaceX Dragon completes test flight with splashdown
    Riding beneath three parachutes, the bell-shaped capsule ended a nine-day spaceflight with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean about 900km west of...
    SpaceX Dragon heading back to Earth
    SpaceX Dragon heading back to Earth
    Dragon became the first privately owned vehicle to reach the $100-billion research complex, a project of 15 countries, on Friday when...
    Astronauts snare SpaceX Dragon capsule
    Astronauts snare SpaceX Dragon capsule
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon cargo ship on Friday, the first privately owned...