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Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 85

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 85, the US space agency said on Friday. Mitchell died in West Palm Beach, Florida,

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China aims to train astronauts from other countries

China aims to train astronauts from other countries who will conduct missions with their Chinese counterparts, state news agency Xinhua cited a senior official as saying on Monday. China will also share the technological achieveme

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Nasa aborts spacewalk after water leak in helmet

A spacewalk to work on the International Space Station abruptly ended on Tuesday when water started building up inside an astronaut's helmet, Nasa officials said. U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italy's Luca Parmitano wer

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Boeing features astronaut in lecture series

Boeing recently featured a former Nasa astronaut in its lecture series for students in Qatar pursuing studies in fields related to science and technology. Guest speaker Dr Bonnie J Dunbar, who holds doctorates in mechanical and biomedical

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