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Ten Billion Euros for European Space Agency

by on Dec.04, 2008, under Plans and Policies

Ministers agree to finance most of the European Space Agency wish list. Ministers responsible for space exploration from the 18 European Space Agency (ESA) countries plus Canada met last week. They agreed to fund 9.9 billion euros (US$12.7 billion) of the requested 10.4 billion euro ($13.34 billion) budget. The ESA Council meets once every three […]

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Lord British Visits the International Space Station

by on Oct.26, 2008, under Near Earth, People

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Richard Garriott, the 47-year-old creator of the Ultima series of computer games, has become the world’s sixth space tourist. His 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) cost US$30 million. Garriott and ISS Expedition 18 members Mike Fincke and Yuri Lonchakov launched to the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 12, […]

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Jules Verne Boosts ISS into Higher Orbit

by on Jun.20, 2008, under Near Earth

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The Jules Verne Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has successfully boosted the International Space Station (ISS) into a higher orbit. In a record 20-minute burn, the 330-ton ISS was boosted by around 4.5 miles to an altitude of around 215 miles. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ATV performed a similar manoeuvre on 25-Apr. Speaking at the […]

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