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Greek Satellite Hellas Sat-4 Launched into Space (video)

The European rocket Ariane 5 launched the new "Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat" telecommunications satellite into space on Tuesday from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Weighing 6,495 kg (14,319 pounds), the new satellite will provide telecommunications capabilities, including television, Internet, telephone and secure communications, in...

NASA Gives Martian Rocks Cypriot Names

NASA officially named two rocks on Mars with words from the Cypriot dialect earlier this week. The rocks were named in honor of the 33-year-old Greek-Cypriot scientist Dr. Konstantinos Charalambous, who works for NASA's ''InSight Mission.'' Dr. Charalambous was given the opportunity to choose...

First Known Meteorite to Fall in Greece Returned after 164 Years

The first meteorite confirmed to have fallen in Greece has been "repatriated" after 164 years. The meteorite fell in 1818 in the northern Greek city of Serres, at a time when the country was still under Ottoman rule. The locals who...

Greek Students' Astronaut Food is Out of This World

Even those going to the final frontier need to eat, and two Athens students have come up with a way to feed hungry astronauts in near-zero gravity. A 'Space Agrobox' created by two Greek students is a revolutionary device which...

Engineer Sends Greek Bagel into Space (video)

A Greek engineer made the first known attempt to send a koulouri, the famous Thessaloniki round bread, into space. Thanasis Foukis attached the koulouri to a hydrogen balloon and released it from the town of Ptolemaida in northern Greece. The mission...

U.S. Astronaut Sends Greetings to Athens From International Space Station

American astronaut Robert S. Kimbrough on Monday afternoon sent a "good evening" to Athens from the International Space Station. The U.S. astronaut also put two photographs of Athens from very high above in his personal account on Twitter. Kimbrough was selected...

Crete Viewed as Best Place for Russian Cosmonauts to Recuperate

Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Kripochka have started an objective rehabilitation mission on Crete, an intensive program of physical recuperation following their return from the ISS after 172 days in space. They will follow a similar program to...

NASA Space Apps Challenge Returns to Cyprus April 16 – 17

NASA Space Apps Challenge, the biggest event for the development of innovative and space oriented ideas, is back in Cyprus for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, one of the winning teams of the Space Apps Challenge Limassol 2015, “ArachnoBeeA”,...

Travelling in Space from the Greek Capital

A pleasant surprise awaits Greek citizens passing through Syntagma Square in downtown Athens, Greece . A white dome has been set up as part of the European Space Expo, where visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of...

Greek Space Program Gets Boost

A five million euros ($6.59 million) funding proposal has been approved for the Hellenic Space Technologies and Applications Cluster (si-Cluster)  by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). Members of si-Cluster-Greek high tech companies and research centers represent a...