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Iranian space launch fails to put payloads into orbit, official says

Iran’s space launch on Thursday failed to put its three payloads into orbit after the rocket failed to reach required speed, a Defense Ministry spokesperson said in remarks on Friday. broadcast on state television. The launch attempt, which comes as indirect US-Iran talks take place in Austria in an attempt to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal, has drawn criticism from the United States, Germany and France.

Biden extends U.S. support for the International Space Station until 2030

The administration of US President Joe Biden has pledged to extend the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said on Friday. Nelson said the Biden administration is committed to working with international partners, including Russia, to continue research conducted in the orbiting lab for the remainder of this decade. Russia and the United States have worked closely together aboard the International Space Station for more than two decades.

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