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ISS Celebrates 15 Years In Orbit

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On November 2, 2010 the largest orbiter in history was put into orbit around Earth. It may have taken a while longer for the rest of the modules to be attached, but it was 15 years ago today that astronauts ...

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SpaceX’s Third Attempt To Land Leftover Booster On Ocean Platform Fails

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SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit, to the International Space Station on Tuesday. But the private space exploration company’s attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed for the ...

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International Space Station To Get Stellar Makeover

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The International Space Station is set to get a stellar makeover over the next few years. On Friday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will initiate the station’s first reassembly in several years. The station will be reconfigured to ...

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SpaceX Rocket Launch Canceled Due to Technical Glitch

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A SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for Tuesday was canceled due to a last-minute technical glitch, delaying a cargo run to the International Space Station and a pioneering attempt to fly the discarded booster back to Earth for the first time, ...

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SpaceX To Attempt Landing Rocket On Floating Platform For First Time

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At 6:20 a.m. Eastern time, one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets is scheduled to take off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on what seems to be a routine unmanned cargo run to the International Space Station. ...

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3 Astronauts Arrive at International Space Station in Soyuz Capsule

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A Russian spaceship carried three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy to the International Space Station on Sunday on an orbital ride that lasted less than six hours. The Soyuz capsule burst through the darkness after 4 p.m. ...

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3 ISS Astronauts Land in Kazakhstan After 165 Days in Orbit

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Three astronauts – an American, a Russian, and a German – returned to Earth late Sunday night (Nov. 9) from the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan after 165 days in orbit. “What a ride it has been,” NASA ...

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Space Station Supply Rocket ORB-3 Explodes 11 Seconds After Takeoff

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A US supply rocket destined for the International Space Station exploded Tuesday evening only 11 seconds after takeoff. The rocket, built and launched by the privately owned company Orbital Sciences caught fire and exploded right after leaving the launch pad. ...

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2 Astronauts Move Broken Pump in Spacewalk Outside ISS

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Two astronauts performed a spacewalk Tuesday, marking NASA’s first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year. American astronaut Reid Wiseman and German astronaut Alexander Gerst worked to move a broken pump into its proper storage ...

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NASA Awards Boeing, SpaceX $6.8 Billion Contracts

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In a much anticipated announcement, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said on Tuesday during a webcast that spacecraft made by Boeing Company and SpaceX will carry American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. Two vehicles, Boeing’s CST-100 and ...

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