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European Space Agency Announces Budgetary Commitments

ESA has committed to continuing its ExoMars programme and participation with the International Space Station, but cut funding for its Asteroid Impact Mission.

ISS-bound Progress spacecraft fails to reach orbit, breaks apart over southern Siberia

This morning's launch of an uncrewed Russian Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station went awry. Following a third-stage failure, the vehicle reentered Earth's atmosphere and broke apart over southern Siberia in Russia.

ESA opens its ears to citizens of Europe

In September, the European Space Agency gathered 2,000 people around the continent to discuss their future in space.

Google+ Hangout with ESA about Europe's Mars exploration

The European Space Agency invited me to join Mars Express project scientist Olivier Witasse, and spacecraft oeprations manager Michel Denis for a Hangout on Europe's recent and future exploration of Mars and Phobos.

Europe Will Select Its Next Major Science Mission in November

The European Space Agency will announce two major science missions this November, one of which is likely to be devoted to solar system exploration.

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