Meteors have slammed into central Russia. A factory took a direct hit. The meteor shower caused windows in the area to smash, injuring many locals.
A giant rock, 550 meters (one-third of a mile) in diameter, just whizzed by planet earth. We are very fortunate that the buffer between the two celestial objects is fairly spacious.
Moscow has successfully tested the new heavy Angara rocket, which could carry up to 25 tons of payload. The test is a step toward ensuring independent access to space, Russian scientists believe.
The United States and Russia are both running out of steam in the space race. Meanwhile, Beijing is busy looking to boldy go where no one has gone before.
US space agency NASA has succeeded in launching its Orion spaceship on a test flight after a failed first attempt. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft may one day carry people to Mars.
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