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20-km-high space elevator a reality soon

 A Canadian firm has been granted a US patent to build the world's first-ever space elevator -- 20 times the height of the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa -- that will also have a tower assisting spacecrafts to land and take off.

NASA's four spacecraft successfully enter Earth's orbit to solve magnetic mystery

NASA launched four identical spacecraft recently on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take between the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun .

Wearable health devices key for safe space tourism

At a time when several firms are developing spacecrafts to take ordinary citizens on short trips into space, scientists have outlined the risks and challenges involved in human commercial spaceflights.

NASA`s Mars spacecraft gears up for maiden test flight

With just six months until its first scheduled trip to space in December this year, engineers at NASA`s Kennedy Space Center have begun the final assembly of Orion spacecraft that could take man to Mars.

New space stethoscope helps assess astronauts in noisy spacecrafts

Students from The Johns Hopkins University have designed a new stethoscope for NASA to deliver accurate heart- and body-sounds to medics, who try to assess astronauts` health in noisy spacecraft.

ESA`s Proba-3 mission to fly 2 spacecrafts in formation

A European Space Agency (ESA) project is aiming to demonstrate that two satellites can move as one single object with sub-millimetre precision.

NASA’s future spacecrafts may be able to land like helicopters

NASA scientists have designed and tested a new rotor landing system in an attempt to enable spacecrafts to land like helicopters.

China launches data relay satellite

The satellite was launched on a Long March-3C carrier
rocket last night from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in
southwest Sichuan Province.

Swarming spacecrafts to save others

Future space probes will have many small spacecrafts that can commit hara-kiri if they begin to fail.