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Official: Iran Space Launch fails to launch payloads into orbit
A defense ministry spokesperson stated that Iran’s Thursday space launch did not put its three payloads into orbit because the rocket could not reach the required speed. The remarks were made on Friday on state television. The attempted launch occurred as indirect U.S./Iran talks were taking place in Austria to salvage a 2015 nuke deal. France, Germany, and the United States criticised it.
Biden extends U.S. support to International Space Station through 2030
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Friday that the U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has pledged to extend the International Space Station (ISS), operations through 2030. Nelson stated that the Biden Administration had committed to working alongside international partners, which included Russia, to continue research at the orbiting laboratory for the remainder of this decade. Since more than 20 years, Russia and the United States have been in close cooperation at the International Space Station.
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