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NASA’s Mercury mission crashes on Mercury surface, ends

Running out of fuel, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashed into Mercury’s surface on Thursday at 3.26.02 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), thereby putting a historic end to its four years of orbital operations. The Messenger was the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unravelling the history and evolution of ...

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 Explodes Mid-Air in Maiden Test

Richard Branson’s dream of a sub-orbital spaceship Virgin Galactic failed in its maiden test flight on Friday near the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150km) north of Los Angeles in California, killing one pilot and injuring another seriously. IThe fatal space liftoff came after a fatal crash of another private space venture Orbital Sciences Corp space vehichle with 5000 pounds of ...

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Pakistan’s 27-year-old Bhoja Air’s Boeing 737 with 127 on board crashes

Pakistan’s Bhoja Air’s 27-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft crashed near Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Friday, with 118 passengers and nine crew members on board, confirmed the Civil Aviation Authority. The Bhoja Air flight 213, which took off its maiden flight from Karachi at 5 pm on Friday after a gap of 11 years, crashed at 6:40 pm near Chaklala ...

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