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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
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French company launches world's biggest container ship

MARSEILLE, France, June 4 (UPI) -- A French shipping company launched the world's biggest container ship Tuesday in a ceremony attended by President Francois Hollande.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
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'Father of big-bang' honored in naming

'Father of big-bang' honored in naming

PARIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A supply capsule for the International Space Station has been named in honor of a Belgian scientist considered the father of the big-bang theory, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.
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New Line headed back to 'Center of Earth'

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. movie studio New Line Cinema will do a sequel of its 2008 3-D hit "Journey to the Center of the Earth," an industry source says.
Jules Verne spacecraft burns on re-entry

Jules Verne spacecraft burns on re-entry

PARIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency's first Automated Transfer Vehicle, the Jules Verne, ended its six-month mission Monday by burning while entering Earth's atmosphere.

Jules Verne nears the end of its mission

PARIS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it's preparing for its Jules Verne spacecraft's undocking from the International Space Station and its subsequent destruction.
Spacecraft makes first refueling transfer

Spacecraft makes first refueling transfer

TOULOUSE, France, June 18 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency's Jules Verne spacecraft has made history by transferring 1,788 pounds of refueling propellant to the International Space Station.

EU's Jules Verne boosts ISS orbit

PARIS, April 26 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency's Jules Verne ATV was used for the first time Friday to raise the orbit of the International Space Station.

The ESA's Jules Verne docks with the ISS

TOULOUSE, France, April 3 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency's Jules Verne automated transfer vehicle spacecraft was successfully docked Thursday with the International Space Station.

Jules Verne cleared for ISS docking

TOULOUSE, France, April 2 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency said it has cleared the Jules Verne spacecraft to proceed with the first automated docking with the International Space Station.
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Jules Verne
French director Claude Lelouch arrives on stage at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris on April 21, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Jules Gabriel Verne (French pronunciation: ; February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author from Brittany who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated individual author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his books have been made into films. Verne, along with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".

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