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Endangered turtle set free in Florida

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Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The retrorockets should have fired for about 30 seconds The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars. That’s the conclusion of an inquiry into the failure on 16 October 2016. The report outlines failings during the development process and makes

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New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

Image copyright Twitter/@RocketLabUSA Image caption The launch had been delayed by several days due to poor weather An American company has launched a rocket into space from New Zealand, the first from a private launch facility. Rocket Lab’s 17m (56ft) Electron rocket took off from the Mahia Peninsula, in North Island, the firm said on

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