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A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for such ventures, Daily Mail quoted Robert Bigelow, founder and president of the Las Vegas-based firm, as ...
One fan of Leonardo DiCaprio has paid 1.5 million dollars for a trip into space with the actor, during a charity auction at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the winning bidder will get the chance to travel into space orbit on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to DiCaprio, Us magazine reported. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go ...
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Ecuador's first satellite avoided a direct collision with the remains of a Russian rocket, but whether the device is still operating remains unclear, the head of the country's EXA space agency told EFE. The US-based Joint Space Operations Center, which had alerted EXA to the possible threat to Pegaso, informed the Ecuadorian agency Thursday that the Russian wreckage did not hit the satellite ...
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The conclusion of talks over a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Switzerland will create a vast space for further development of bilateral ties and is also conducive to the development of China-Europe relations, visiting Chinese Premier Li keqiang said here Friday.At a joint press conference with Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Li said he and the Swiss leader reached many important ...
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Reconstruction in the earthquake-affected zone in southwest China's Sichuan Province should be conducted in a scientific, orderly and efficient manner, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has stressed.Zhang made the comments during a conference in Beijing on Friday afternoon, after he had accompanied President Xi Jinping earlier this week to visit the province's Lushan County, which was hit by a ...
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As many as nine people, including three children, died in a fire that broke out in China's Guangdong province early Friday, fire authorities said.
The flames engulfed an automobile repair shop in Foshan city in the morning, reported Xinhua citing a fire brigade official.
It was a single-storey building, existing as shop-cum-residence, the official said, adding that the fire was later doused.
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