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Thousands Join March for Science to Fight 'Alternative Facts'

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. 

U.S. President Donald Trump himself passed dozens of protesters on his way to visit wounded soldiers at a military hospital.

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March for Science Not about Trump, Organizers Say

Budget cuts and political assaults on science are expected to draw thousands of demonstrators to the streets in more than 500 cities worldwide Saturday for the first March for Science.

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China Launches First Cargo Spacecraft Tianzhou-1

A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan Thursday. 

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Russian, American Two-Man Crew Blasts off to ISS

A Russian and an American blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, the first two-person launch to the International Space Station in over a decade. 

The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer shot into the sky in bright conditions at 0713 GMT.

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Close Call: When Asteroids Whisk Past Earth

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometers (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close.

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Orbital to Launch Cargo to Space Station Tuesday

A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad.

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Mars Spacecraft's First Missions Face Delays, NASA Says

NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth's orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday.

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France, Japan Aim to Land Probe on Mars Moon

France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Center for Space Studies (CNES) said Thursday.

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Two Russians, One American Land Back on Earth from ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). 

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Chile Desert Combed for Clues to Life on Mars

Chile's Atacama desert may seem to contain little besides red-grey rocks and sand -- but scientists are busy searching here for clues to life in a place it much resembles: Mars.

This desert in northern Chile, like the red planet, is hot, dusty and extremely dry.

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