India has successfully launched its first mission to Mars. The country's space program costs just a fraction of the US and European programs.
President Donald Trump has directed NASA to return astronauts to the moon, and eventually send them to Mars. He steered clear, however, of offering any specific details about the difficult issues of budget or timelines.
An Ariane 5 rocket will put four more navigation satellites in orbit, bringing the total in Europe's global positioning arsenal to 22. It is a year ago since Galileo started offering its services.
A cargo mission has launched from Virginia taking 7,400 pounds of supplies for astronauts. Some 80 ice cream treats as well as a VR camera for a National Geographic documentary are on their way into space.
The Russian space agency has said its Meteor-M satellite was "absent" from its expected orbit after its launch from the new spaceport of Vostochny. The blunder is just the latest to hit the ambitious cosmodrome project.
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