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BBC Science Correspondent

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The UK aerospace laboratory in which Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled is about to undergo a three-month deep-clean. Just built at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, the facility must be made spotless before any robot parts are brought in.

Solar Impulse faces 'moment of truth'

bbc.com — It will be a test of man and machine. The Solar Impulse project is about to undertake its greatest challenge yet - to fly non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the Central Pacific. For a passenger airliner, the 8,000km could be completed in 10 hours or so.

Solar Impulse faces 'moment of truth'

bbc.co.uk — It will be a test of man and machine. The Solar Impulse project is about to undertake its greatest challenge yet - to fly non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the Central Pacific. For a passenger airliner, the 8,000km could be completed in 10 hours or so.

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

bbc.co.uk — The UK aerospace laboratory in which Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled is about to undergo a three-month deep-clean. Just built at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, the facility must be made spotless before any robot parts are brought in.

Antarctic Peninsula in 'dramatic' ice loss

bbc.co.uk — Satellites have seen a sudden dramatic change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a Bristol University-led study. The ice streams were broadly stable up until 2009, since when they have been losing on the order of 56 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean.

Advanced Ligo gravitational wave hunt is green lit

bbc.co.uk — One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest. Scientists have held a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities in the US. This pair of widely separated laboratories will be hunting for gravitational waves.

Bloodhound supersonic car gets tough underbelly

bbc.co.uk — When Andy Green "floors it" in the South African desert later this year, he expects to be able to break his 17-year-old land speed record. His British Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car (SSC) is aiming for 800mph (1,290km/h). To achieve this extraordinary speed, the RAF man will depend on many cutting edge technologies and components - not least the actual "floor" itself.

Proton failure to delay Inmarsat Global Xpress roll-out

bbc.co.uk — The completion of the UK's biggest commercial space project is facing several months of delay. Inmarsat of London has confirmed that the roll-out of its Global Xpress next-generation satellite network is on hold while Russia probes the latest failure of a Proton rocket. Six Protons and their payloads have now been lost in the past five years.

Probe spies Pluto's faint moons

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The New Horizons probe, heading for its historic flyby of Pluto in July, has now caught sight of all the known faint moons of the dwarf planet. They have been revealed in new images downlinked from the Nasa spacecraft, which is still some 90 million km from reaching the distant world.

Sarah Brightman calls off space trip

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The British soprano Sarah Brightman will not be going to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. The platinum-selling recording artist announced on her blog that she was postponing the adventure for "personal family reasons", giving no further explanation.
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May 25, 2015

Sadly, it's a no go for @solarimpulse - weather has turned against a Tuesday take-off for #Hawaii #Flight7

May 25, 2015

RT @bertrandpiccard: After several days of hard work, the mission team had to decide against a takeoff today youtube.com/watch?v=dxZhIW… pic.twitter.com/TwzT4mXATE

May 21, 2015

Listen to Bert Wouters & Jonathan Bamber discuss ice loss on the Antarctic Peninsula bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… #CryoSat pic.twitter.com/YAfKlXFUqv

May 21, 2015

Satellites record a dramatic change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… pic.twitter.com/CXwoK84iiG

May 20, 2015

Listening to Jean-Jacques Dordain in London at #RAeSE - perhaps his last UK event as @ESA DG. pic.twitter.com/AzSWsOdcmV

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