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Four astronauts splash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida after spending 6 months in space

Four astronauts have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, in what was Nasa’s first night-time landing in 53 years. The crew consist of three Nasa astronauts and one from Japan’s space agency Jaxa, who spent almost six months in space. They flew back in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience and splash-landed off Panama City, […]

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe successfully AIRDROPS rock samples from asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s space agency retrieved a capsule carrying the first rock samples from beneath the surface of an asteroid that scientists say could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet. The spacecraft Hayabusa2 released the small capsule and sent it towards Earth to deliver samples from the asteroid Ryugu, […]