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2008-11-24 15:32:33

A proposal was made by the UK's space funding body to send a British spacecraft to the Moon.

2008-08-27 00:00:35

MOSCOW. Aug 26 (Interfax-AVN) - The conversion launch vehicle Dnepr with five RapidEye earth probing satellites is to take off from the Baikonur launch pad, Kazakhstan, on Friday. "The launch has been set for 11:15 a.m., Moscow time," Kosmotras International Consortium told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.

2008-08-19 15:01:04

By Roger Fillion A British company that builds small satellites has opened U.S. operations in Douglas County and plans to employ up to 250 people over the next few years.

2008-07-27 18:00:16

By MURPHY MURPHY reckons the nation's boffins are breathing a sigh of relief that Minister for Science Jimmy Devins made it to the launch of their annual research funding shindig on Thursday.

2008-07-15 18:00:15

By ALAN WESTON TWO cutting-edge science centres are to be created at the Daresbury campus after the Government announced a pounds 65m investment.

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2008-07-07 14:55:00

Britain could soon face a major setback in their involvement in one of the biggest space missions yet, as funding for UK-led experiments on the ExoMars rover and lander is to be cut by 25% in their key development phase.

2008-06-24 09:02:40

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- introNetworks, creators of smart social networks, will soon make history when it builds and launches a social network for Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline.

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2008-02-21 14:36:51

With its imminent commercial space launch scheduled for 2010, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic announced plans on Thursday to authorize the construction of five more crafts to carry prospective clients into space.

2007-05-08 06:00:00

By STEVE CONNOR Why are we asking this question now? Professor Stephen Hawking has just completed a series of "zero- gravity" dives in an aircraft designed to test weightlessness in space.

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2007-01-28 17:40:00

Brian Emmett's childhood fantasy came true when he won a free trip to outer space. He was crushed when he had to cancel his reservation because of Uncle Sam.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.