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Chinese astronauts return to Earth

June 29th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Three astronauts who completed China's first manned space docking safely returned to Earth Friday morning.The return capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft touched down in north China's Inner ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists confirm space probe captured asteroid dust

November 17th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Japanese scientists, who announced in July that they had found something inside Hayabusa's 40cm-wide sample return capsule, have now concluded that the trouble-plagued Hayabusa did return asteroid dust.In ... Read more...

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Hayabusa asteroid mission returns to Earth

June 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): The Japanese Hayabusa container, believed to be carrying the first samples of an asteroid's surface, has returned to Earth.According to a recovery team, the capsule landed in ... Read more...

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NASA’s Stardust adjusts time for encounter with comet

February 19th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): NASA's Stardust spacecraft has successfully performed a maneuver to adjust the time of its planned encounter with comet Tempel 1 by eight hours and 20 minutes.The Stardust ... Read more...

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NASA Stardust capsule to go on display at Smithsonian

September 26th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Soon, NASAs Stardust sample return capsule, that has returned the worlds first particles from a comet, will join the collection of flight icons in the Smithsonians National ... Read more...

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Artificial meteorite shows Martian impactors may carry traces of life

September 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 25 (ANI): An artificial meteorite designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) has shown that traces of life in a Martian meteorite could survive the violent heat and shock ... Read more...

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