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    • Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies

      Michael Collins – one of the three crew members of the first manned mission to the Moon, Apollo 11 in 1969 – has died aged 90, his family say. He died on Wednesday after “a valiant battle with cancer. He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his…

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    • Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

      A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down. Officials in Beijing had said there was little risk from the freefalling segment of the…

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