Archive for January 9th, 2018:

End signalled for European Ariane 5 rocket

Image copyright ESA Image caption The Ariane 5 has an unblemished record since 2003 A final order for a batch of 10 Ariane 5 rockets has been raised. The vehicle, which has been the mainstay of European launcher activity for the past 20 years, will be phased out once its successor is in place. ArianeGroup,

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ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronaut Norishige Kanai (L) left Earth for the ISS last month on a six-month mission A Japanese astronaut who is living on the International Space Station says he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving there just over three weeks ago. Norishige Kanai wrote on social media he was worried he

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Sam Gyimah is new science minister

Image copyright UK Parliament Sam Gyimah has been made Universities and Science Minister for England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. Mr Gyimah’s role straddles the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He replaces Jo Johnson, who has been made Transport Minister. Mr Gyimah, 41, will work alongside the newly

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