Space

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Corin Dann interviews Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck.

Rocket Lab's Peter Beck laments lack of funding in Kiwi ventures - 'To be globally successful, it's very difficult to do that from NZ'

Q+A's Corin Dann spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about the company's latest venture.

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The rocket, designed for dozens of repeat flights, made its debut today.

Watch: Upgraded SpaceX rocket lifts Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit

The Falcon 9 rocket, designed for dozens of repeat flights, made its debut today.

NASA's Tess spacecraft sets off on voyage to search for new planets near our solar system

The satellite will scan most of the sky for two years, and rode to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon.

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They've been waiting for it to 'glitch' for years.

Kiwi scientists have witnessed a one-of-a-kind stellar event as Vela Pulsar star glitches

The event only occurs when the core of the star grabs the crust and causes the rotation to speed up.

Chinese space station Tiangong-1 satellite reportedly over Wellington.

Doomed Chinese space station reportedly pictured shooting over Wellington

The upper North Island is in the path of the station's orbit, with it expected to make re-entry this weekend.

A screenshot graphic showing a Twitter exchange between Elon Musk and other users leading to the billionaire deleting both the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages.

'If you're the man?' - Elon Musk casually deletes the Tesla and Spacex Facebook pages after a Twitter user challenged him

In what looks to be a protest against the social media mega-site, Musk nonchalently axed the verified pages of his two biggest companies - each with 2.6 million likes on the clock.

'We read Sherlock Holmes stories to him to keep his spirits up' - Kiwi physicist remembers comforting Stephen Hawking in UK hospital 30 years ago

University of Canterbury Professor David Wiltshire has paid tribute to the renowned physicist who died yesterday.

Where will it hit? Out-of-control Chinese space station's impact zone 'nailed down'

The hazardous debris which could hit New Zealand now have a "highly likely" impact zone.

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As more private operations take off, representatives from Europe are exploring a Kiwi-German partnership.

Watch: NZ aims to launch next generation of science satellites

As more private operations take off, representatives from Europe are exploring a Kiwi-German partnership.

Out-of-control Chinese space station possibly on crash course with New Zealand

Experts say the Tiangong-1 is set to re-enter Earth's atmosphere between March 29 and April 9.

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The star spins like a disco ball and will circle the earth every 90 minutes.

Rocket Lab's Humanity Star to be visible over New Zealand skies tonight

The best viewing conditions of the week will be tonight according to the space company.

'UFO' spotted in the background during Spacex live video

During the feed, a small object can be seen in the background, seemingly in orbit around Earth and travelling at high speed.

A true 'Space Oddity' - Elon Musk launches Tesla with astronaut dummy into orbit

The car is set to blast David Bowie's Space Oddity out of its speakers on repeat at top volume for as long as it can.

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Members of AUT's radio astronomy and space research team will help track the rocket.

Space X to get help from Auckland University of Technology in latest rocket launch

Members of AUT's radio astronomy and space research team will help track the rocket.

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The coincidental footage of the rare celestial event was captured just outside Auckland Airport early this morning.

Watch: The moment commercial jet shoots in front of super-blood moon eclipse

The footage of the rare celestial event was captured just outside Auckland Airport.

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The footage of the rare celestial event was captured just outside Auckland Airport early this morning.

Watch: Super-blood moon eclipse hypnotises lucky Kiwi stargazers who witnessed the rare event

Cloud cover spoiled the super-blood-moon eclipse early this morning, but it was spectacular for those who saw it.

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Peter Beck wanted New Zealand's first satellite to be something every person on Earth could see and experience.

'A star for humanity' revealed as the secret object launched into space on Rocket Lab's rocket

The Humanity Star will orbit Earth for about nine months and Rocket Lab says everyone on Earth will have the opportunity to see it.

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Peter Beck says the Electron rocket carried commercial satellites into space - but also something else.

What did we put in space? Rocket Lab boss says mysterious payload was aboard Electron

Peter Beck says an announcement on whatever the object was is due in coming days.

Watch: 'Rogue ship' interrupts launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket

The launch is still scheduled to go ahead this afternoon if there are no further complications.

Blazing blue meteor lights up sky over US and causes 2.0 magnitude earthquake

The celestial event shook the ground in New Haven Michigan.

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The supermoon shone 30 per cent brighter than the moon on an ordinary night.

'Super blue blood Moon eclipse' set to captivate Kiwis at end of month

A Supermoon, a 'blue Moon' and a total lunar eclipse will occur on the same night for the first time in 152 years.

Supermoon captured in the Wairarapa region.

Watch: 'Wolf Moon', the largest supermoon of 2018, illuminates Wellington night

Footage of the serene full moon was captured New Year's day.

Meteor flashing across the sky in US captured on CCTV

It was spotted just before midnight and lasted only a couple of seconds.

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Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today after a long period of waiting.

Rocket Lab calls off Electron rocket launch until early 2018

After a power fault was discovered in the rocket yesterday, the existing lunch window has been scrapped with one day left.

Failed launch was caused by rising liquid nitrogen temperatures, says Rocket Lab

"The abort caused no damage to the vehicle or launchpad infrastructure," the company said.

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