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China launches experimental moon orbiter

China launches experimental moon orbiter

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, an unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around…

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China launches experimental moon orbiter

China launches experimental moon orbiter

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, an unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang satellite launch center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around…

October 24, 2014 1:27 amLoading…
China launches experimental moon orbiter

China launches experimental moon orbiter

An unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the cou…

October 24, 2014 1:27 amLoading…
China launches experimental moon orbiter

China launches experimental moon orbiter

BEIJING — China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

October 24, 2014 1:27 am Photos

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UA-led HiRise cam captures image of latest Mars landing

HiRise has done it again - this time, capturing a photo of the NASA rover Curiosity payload descending toward the surface of Mars beneath its parachute.

August 06, 2012 1:05 pm Related Loading…

NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

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Yuri's Night, a 51st anniversary celebration

On April 12, 1961, Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth.

April 11, 2012 9:00 amLoading…

Arizona space experts respond

Arizona's planetary scientists aren't at all surprised that the Obama administration has canceled the rocketry program designed to carry humans back to the moon by 2020.

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