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Mission control has lost contact with the ESA’s ExoMars lander

As it would seem, the Great Galactic Ghoul is still hungry, and the ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander might have been its next meal. Just moments before the lander was to touchdown on Martian soil, mission control lost contact with it, ...

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Japan’s X-ray satellite spinning out of control, some fragments headed for re-entry

Last week, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had briefly picked up radio signals from its damaged X-ray observatory, Hitomi. Those contacts sparked hope that something might be salvaged from the satellite and its mission. As we ...

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Excerpts of talks between Apollo 11 crew and mission control

Anonymous/AP <ission control personnel watch the moon walk by Apollo 11 astronauts, in Houston. (Originally published by the Daily News on July 21, 1969.) HOUSTON, TEX., July 20 (Special) “Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed.” Tersely, dramatically, astronaut ...

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B.B. King’s kin loses bid for control of guitarist’s affairs

Rogelio V Solis/AP Blues great B.B. King has been at the center of a bitter legal battle as the musician endures major health struggles. LAS VEGAS — Blues legend B.B. King — his health failing at age 89 — is ...

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