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China Moon Rover 'Jade Rabbit' Wakes from 'Nap'

China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon Thursday after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced.

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India to Send Three-Person Crew on Landmark Space Mission

India will send a three-member team into space for up to a week when it launches its first manned mission expected in 2022, the government announced Friday.

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SpaceX Blasts Off Powerful GPS Satellite for U.S. Military

A SpaceX rocket on Sunday blasted off a powerful GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force, marking its 21st and final launch for the year 2018. 

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Astronauts Land from ISS Stint Marred by Air Leak, Rocket Failure

Three astronauts landed back on Earth on Thursday after a troubled stint on the ISS marred by an air leak and the failure of a rocket set to bring new crew members.

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Russian Spacewalkers Take Sample of Mystery Hole at Space Station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been deliberate sabotage.

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China Launches Rover for First Far Side of the Moon Landing

China launched a rover early Saturday morning destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.

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NASA's First Asteroid Sample-Collector Arrives at Target, Bennu

NASA's first-ever mission designed to visit an asteroid and return a sample of its dust back to Earth arrived Monday at its destination, Bennu, two years after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The $800 million unmanned mission, known as OSIRIS-REx, made a rendez-vous with the asteroid at around 12:10 pm (1710 GMT), firing its engines a final time.

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Soyuz 'Successfully' Launched into Orbit: Roscosmos

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Monday that the first manned Soyuz flight to the International Space Station since a failed launch in October was proceeding according to plan.

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NASA Chief Says Elon Musk Won't be Smoking Joints Publicly Again

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine elaborated this week on the reasons why the US space agency launched a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, which are building spaceships for astronauts, including their workplace culture and drug-free policies.

Although NASA initially declined to confirm media reports that the review was prompted by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's appearance on a filmed podcast in which he was smoking a joint, Bridenstine admitted Thursday, during a roundtable with reporters, it "was not helpful."

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China Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Babies as Trial Paused

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies defended the highly controversial procedure Wednesday, but announced a halt to the trial following an international outcry.

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