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Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency's heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday.

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after GPS glitch delay
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch.

Scientists turn to Chile's Atacama desert to study life on Mars
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Astrobiologists seeking to understand where life might be found on Mars, and what form it might take, are finding that the Atacama desert in Chile, the driest in the world, may hold some important clues.

Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed.

Wild boars roam Czech forests - and some of them are radioactive
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive.

'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns
LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

Indian sungazers keep up family tradition for four generations
KODAIKANAL, India (Reuters) - In the early morning darkness, Devendran P. walks up a hill to a solar observatory in India's southern hill town of Kodaikanal, trudging the same path his father and grandfather walked in a century-old family tradition of studying the sun.

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

Russian space craft lifts off for international space station

Historic Cape Canaveral launchpad returns to action with SpaceX