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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 returns to Earth

Los Angeles, USA | Xinhua | NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down safely off the coast of the southeastern U.S. state of Florida on Saturday, NASA said. The four-member international crew, consisting of NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata …

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Hot weather draws concern among Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At exactly midday the plane of Earth’s equator passed through the center of the Sun. The Equinox Phenomenon as it is known scientifically occurs twice each year around March 20 and September 23. Benon Fred Twinamasiko, a physicist at Makerere University, says temperatures slightly …

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More asteroids strike Earth since age of dinosaurs: study

From @IFLScience: Would @NASA Tell Us If An #Asteroid Was About To Hit The #Earth? #spacenews #space — Perth Observatory (@perthobs) January 18, 2019 Tampa, United States | AFP | Between two and three times as many asteroids have struck the Earth and the Moon since the age …

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Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth

Washington, United States | AFP | A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space. Peggy Whitson, 57, is also the oldest female astronaut in the …

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Asteroid to shave past Earth inside Moon orbit: ESA

Paris, France | AFP | An asteroid the size of a house will shave past Earth at a distance of some 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles) in October, inside the Moon’s orbit, astronomers said Thursday. The space rock will zoom by at an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the …

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ICT Minister Tumwebaze outlines Uganda’s plans for outer space

Kampala, Uganda| The INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of ICT and National Guidance is developing a digital vision for the country as an overall ICT policy framework that will set digital milestones for each sector of government. ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze told Parliament on Tuesday that country aspirations on satellite development and …

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