Space

Video: Tech billionaire Elon Musk's $472m blooper reel of failed rocket landings

Musk posted the compilation with backing music from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

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Flashback: NASA's Cassini spacecraft launches in 1997, and tomorrow it will burn up on Saturn

The NASA spacecraft will tomorrow bring its 20 year mission to an end.

Powerful aurora delayed, but could still be seen in New Zealand skies today after solar flare

The solar flare was the most powerful recorded in more than ten years.

Spectacular photos of largest active volcano in Northern Hemisphere taken from International Space Station

The Russian volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka has an elevation of 4,750 metres.

Watch: US Weatherman bursts into tears while witnessing stunning solar eclipse

A US weatherman couldn't contain himself when reporting live on the eclipse.

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The once in a lifetime eclipse lasted two minutes and 40 seconds.

Watch: Breathtaking solar eclipse sweeps across US, millions watch on in wonder

Americans across the land are watching in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses.

Video: Incredible timelapse charting life of sunspot released by NASA

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun.

Watch: Astronaut films amazing light show over Earth

Jack Fischer filmed the northern lights from outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Watch: New NASA video reveals a close-up look at Pluto's barren surface

The dramatic video shows what the surface of the icy planet looks like.

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is visiting NZ and chatted Tim Wilson.

Watch: Science guru Neil deGrasse Tyson talks kiwifruit, insults and the Titanic movie

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is visiting NZ and chatted Tim Wilson.

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University of Auckland’s Dr Nick Rattenbury talks about the significance of the Kepler telescope find and the chance of life on other planets.

NASA's most powerful telescope discovers 10 new 'earth like' planets outside our solar system

The number of planets with the potential to sustain life continues to grow.

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University of Auckland’s Dr Nick Rattenbury talks about the significance of the Kepler telescope find and the chance of life on other planets.

NASA's most powerful telescope has discovered 10 new 'earth like' planets outside our solar system

University of Auckland’s Dr Nick Rattenbury talks about the significance of the Kepler telescope find and the chance of life on other planets.

Video: World's largest plane Stratolaunch, with whopping 117m wingspan, emerges from its hangar for first time

Owned by Microsoft co-founder the plane will travel into the sky where it will launch small satellites into space.

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The Parker Solar Probe will endure temperatures of up to 2500 degrees celsius as is comes within 6.4m km on the sun’s surface.

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

The purpose of the mission is to study the sun's outer atmosphere and better understand how stars work.

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The aerospace world has spent the last 24 hours digesting New Zealand's entry into the space race.

Watch: Rocket Lab’s successful Hawke’s Bay launch fuels commercial interest

Rocket Lab says interest from organisations wanting to deploy satellites has increased since Thursday's first test launch.

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Peter Beck, CEO and founder of Rocket Lab says the launch is something for all New Zealanders.

'Literally over the moon' - Rocket Lab celebrate success of NZ's first rocket lift off into space from Hawke's Bay

Today's launch was the first of three test launches planned for the Complex 1 site on Mahia Peninsula.

Watch: Astronomy expert says beautiful green meteor over Gisborne night sky was 'reasonably large'

Dr Ian Griffin told 1 NEWS locals were very lucky to get such clear footage of the meteor last night.

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The pair are in town for the Space and Science Festival, today meeting with some very curious students.

It's not quite an intergalactic journey, but two NASA women have landed in Wellington

The pair are in town for the Space and Science Festival, today meeting with some very curious students.

Watch: Kiwi captures stunning meteor streaking across Wellington night sky

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower was captured by Kiwi star-gazers across the country early this morning.

Pictures: NASA spacecraft completes first dive between the planet and its famous rings

Cassini skimmed 3,100 kilometres above Saturn's cloud tops, closer than ever before.

Astronaut shares breathtaking photos of South Island from space

Thomas Pesquet's latest batch of remarkable photos feature pristine views of Mount Cook, Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

Watch: The moment NASA launches super pressure balloon from Wanaka

After seven failed attempts, NASA has succesfully launched a stadium sized balloon from Wanaka airport this morning.

Video: New Zealand shrouded in darkness in NASA's stunning global map of Earth at night

Europe and North America glisten on the map while only a faint shimmer of light can be seen in NZ.

View from space: Black hole in the nebula

NASA to reveal new discoveries in press conference - watch it LIVE

NASA says it will reveal new discoveries about 'ocean worlds in our solar system'.

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Don't you love how space is full of possibilities, but frustratingly it takes Earth money to get there.

Finding more planets: Is it just a convenient discovery to get more NASA funding?

Space is full of possibilities, but frustratingly it takes Earth money to get there.

It's going to be big! Last supermoon for 2016, and Hawke's Bay, you're getting a front row seat

It'll be at its fullest this afternoon and should shine big and bright tonight.

Watch: Staggering extent of Arctic ice decay captured in timelapse video

The NASA video, a graphic visualisation, shows the ice sheets melting from 1984 to 2016.

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David Clark adopted a formal tone as he quoted the famous Elton John song in Parliament during debate on the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Bill.

'I'm a rocket man' - Labour MP quotes classic Elton John lyrics in deadpan style during Rocket Lab debate

David Clark got a dig in at Steven Joyce, but probably shouldn't look for a singing career.

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Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck says he has 'We have 120 of the brightest minds in the world' working at his ground breaking firm.

'We're enabling a small satellite revolution' - meet NZ's entrepreneur of the year

Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck says he has '120 of the brightest minds in the world' working at his ground breaking firm.

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