Archive for December 3rd, 2016:

Buzz Aldrin ‘in good spirits’ after South Pole evacuation

Image copyright AP Image caption His manager Christina Korp posted photo of Mr Aldrin recovering in hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill. The 86-year-old former astronaut was visiting Antarctica in a tourist group and was evacuated to New

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Space station supply craft ‘burned up’

Image copyright NASA Image caption The craft launched from Baikonur on Thursday The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed the loss of an unmanned cargo ship which was heading for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-04, which launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, was carrying 2.4 tonnes of fuel, food and equipment.

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Trump’s environment plans could spark opposition

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Environmental campaigners are gearing up to oppose Donald Trump’s plans for the environment Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts. The President-elect is likely to push forward plans for fracking and drilling for oil and gas on federal

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