p0760ng1 - Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary
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Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionApollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins spoke to the BBC in AprilOne of the surviving crew members of the first manned mission to the Moon – Apollo 11 – has returned to the site where the mission set off 50 years ago. Michael Collins, 88, visited Florida’s Kennedy […]

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Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption The Crew Dragon is designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April. No one was hurt in the ground test at Cape Canaveral in Florida, but the failure […]

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Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Gove outlined ambitious proposals for a “world leading” Environment Act Michael Gove threw his weight behind a comprehensive plastic bottle recycling today as he warned time is running out to repair the damage human beings have done to the planet. In a speech at Kew Gardens in London the […]

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Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

Image copyrightGetty Images Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion is staging protests intended to cause “major disruption” in five UK cities. So, who are its supporters and what are they hoping to achieve? What is Extinction Rebellion? Extinction Rebellion (“XR” for short) describes itself as an international “non-violent civil disobedience activist movement”. It wants governments to […]

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Fishermen 'still illegally discarding dead fish' says report

Fishermen are continuing to illegally discard dead fish back into the sea, according to a House of Lords inquiry. The inquiry looked at the impact of the ban on fishing discards six months after new rules took effect. The committee’s report said the new regulations have had “little impact”, but industry leaders said this was […]

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NASA Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

Image copyright NASA Image caption The announcement comes as the world prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings on 20 July The Open University is partnering with NASA on a mission to the Moon. Scientists at the Milton Keynes-based university have developed an instrument which monitors the “very thin atmosphere” near […]

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Neil Armstrong – the man behind the legend

Image copyright NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Neil Armstrong: An enigma until now Neil Armstrong is one of the most famous people in human history. When he returned from the Moon, he was feted by kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers. He was Captains America and Kirk and John F Kennedy rolled into one. […]

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Galileo sat-nav system experiences service outage

Image copyright PA Europe’s satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has suffered a major outage. The network has been offline since Friday due to what has been described as a “technical incident related to its ground infrastructure”. The problem means all receivers, such as the latest smartphone models, will not be picking up any useable timing or positional […]

107833292 p07gn6pb - Could this robot help save coral reefs?
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Could this robot help save coral reefs?

The world’s coral reefs are in trouble – pollution and rising sea temperatures have seen vast areas damaged. But could this submersible robot, which can deliver millions of coral larvae to damaged reef systems, help restore them? The BBC Travel Show finds out more. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment […]

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Apollo 11: Four things you may not know about the first moon landing

Image copyrightNASA Image caption Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins practises in the simulator in June 1969 – one month before launchFifty years on, the Apollo Moon programme is probably still humankind’s single greatest technological achievement. On 16 July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were strapped into their Apollo spacecraft on top […]

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Manta ray in distress helped by divers

Deep-water divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls formed an unlikely friendship with a manta ray after she appeared to ask them for help. The three-metre-wide gentle giant, affectionately named Freckles by local divers, approached them and flipped over in the water to show them her problem – hooks embedded under her right eye. Do you […]