The moon, Mars and beyond… the space race in 2020

Not since the 1960s have we witnessed such appetite for space missions. Here’s what to expect in the year ahead, from commercial launches to Chinese ambitions. Space missions of a startling variety and ambition are scheduled for launch this year. Indeed, space engineers have not planned so much activity – for both manned and robot […]

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Boeing Starliner space capsule goes off course on first test flight

Officials say spacecraft is in stable orbit but problem may delay mission to carry Nasa astronauts. Boeing’s new Starliner capsule ran into trouble and went off course in orbit minutes after blasting off on Friday on its first test flight, a crucial dress rehearsal for next year’s inaugural launch with astronauts. Initially everything went flawlessly […]

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