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Author: Reuters

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE restored efficacy to 95.6 percent against the virus, including the Delta variant, data released by the companies from a large study showed on Thursday.

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Author: Lana Andelane

New analysis suggests unvaccinated people could be reinfected with COVID-19 every 16 months on average. 

A recent study at the Yale School of Public Health in Connecticut, US, published in The Lancet Microbeanalysed immunological data from close viral relatives of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to determine how long natural immunity from infection lasts for unvaccinated individuals - indicating when they should expect to become reinfected with COVID-19.

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/10/covid-19-unvaccinated-individuals-should-expect-to-be-reinfected-with-coronavirus-every-16-17-months-research.html
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Author: Dan Satherley

Mysterious signals unlike anything ever seen before have been detected coming from the direction of the galactic centre, baffling astronomers. 

The signal "switches on and off apparently at random" and the object it's coming from is invisible, according to a new paper published this week.

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/10/astronomers-discover-something-invisible-near-the-centre-of-the-galaxy-that-s-blasting-out-mysterious-signals.html
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Author: Samson Amore

Rocket Lab has been building rockets in Long Beach for more than a decade, competing with the likes of SpaceX in a less talked-about area of the space industry: satellite launches. But growing interest in space exploration made CEO Peter Beck rethink his strategy.

"What we're trying to build is a new breed of space company," Beck said.

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Author: 7 News

An unidentified flying object that was seen in Sydney's skies had some fearing it was an alien invasion or a missile attack. 

But no, it wasn't a meteor, missile, or a nuke - it turns out it was an unmanned Chinese rocket launch shrouded in secrecy.

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Author: Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace has joined the New Zealand Airspace Integration Trials Programme (AITP). The news was announced yesterday by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Megan Woods.

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LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a global leader in launch services and space systems, has been awarded a $24.35 million contract with the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC) for development of the Neutron launch vehicle’s upper stage. The agreement signifies Rocket Lab’s commitment to becoming a launch provider for the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) program, which launches the United States' most critical missions.

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Author: Reuters & Mike Kilpatrick

Russian cosmonauts have discovered new cracks in a segment of the International Space Station that could widen, a senior space official has said, the latest in a series of setbacks.

"Superficial fissures have been found in some places on the Zarya module," Vladimir Solovyov, chief engineer of rocket and space corporation Energia, told RIA news agency. 

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