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Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October. Read More


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Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two astronauts who survived a dramatic launch mishap in October said on Wednesday they were confident this time about reaching the International Space Station, though they said a small fault had been discovered on their rocket during final checks. More »


Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in 'designer babies'

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world's first gene-edited twins. More »


Toyota, Japan space agency join forces to develop moon rover

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp, one of the world's largest automakers, and Japan's space agency said on Tuesday they had agreed to cooperate in developing a manned lunar rover that runs on fuel cell technologies. More »


Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday. More »


Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX splashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, successfully completing a mission crucial to NASA's long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil later this year. More »


Russia wants to join Luxembourg in space mining

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Russia, a leading producer of natural resources, plans to join Luxembourg in mining for minerals in outer space, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday. More »


Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh

SEOUL (Reuters) - Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Un’s “goodwill visit” to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities, and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless. More »


MSF-run hospital develops 3D printed prosthetics for war victims

AMMAN (Reuters) - A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to the cutting edge technology of 3D printed prosthetics.  More »


SpaceX rocket with unmanned U.S. capsule blasts off for space station

(This March 3 story has been refiled to correct paragraph 9 to read "into orbit" instead of "into space") More »


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