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Posts tagged "International Space Station"

Behold, the first space-baked chocolate chip cookies

Spoiler: They take much longer to cook in space

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January 27, 2020


SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

The mission is a test launch ahead of a manned flight scheduled later this year

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March 3, 2019


First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019: NASA

It will be the first manned US launch to the International Space Station

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October 6, 2018


SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX gave no further details, but said more information would follow on Monday.

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September 14, 2018


Space station reports ‘leak’, crew not in danger

NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a “minute pressure leak” and that the crew was repairing it.

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August 31, 2018


US wants to privatize International Space Station: report

Could the International Space Station become a commercial venture run by private industry?  That is the wish of the White House, which hopes to end funding for the costly program within a few years, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The US plan, the paper said, involves privatizing the ISS, a low-orbit space station piloted by…

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February 12, 2018


Three astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission. The Soyuz MS-06 rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of the Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran colleague Joe…

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September 13, 2017


Female astronaut spacewalks into history

NEW YORK: A 57-year-old American female astronaut made history as she became the oldest woman in the world with the most number of spacewalks. A foreign news agency reported that that Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) to surpass the record of seven held by Suni Williams of the…

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March 31, 2017


Life: Get ready to be spooked by a sci-fi horror

The science fiction horror film “Life” is hitting the silver screens across the world today. The story tells the story of an International Space Station crew who seem to have find evidence regarding life on Mars. Their discovery soon backfires on them. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds  in lead role and is…

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March 24, 2017


Astronauts take the mannequin challenge to new heights

Astronauts on the International Space Station take the Mannequin Challenge to a whole new level. Watch this video.

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December 30, 2016


International Space Station to be visible over Karachi today

KARACHI: The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible over Karachi on Tuesday evening. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the space station will be visible on Tuesday evening at 6:42 PM for 3 minutes. .@Space_Station will be visible (naked eye) over #Karachi #Pakistan, Tue, Nov 29, 6:42 PM for 3 minutes…

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November 29, 2016


Russian cargo ship docks successfully with space station

MOSCOW: The Russian unmanned cargo ship Progress successfully docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, resupplying the crew with food and fuel, Russia’s mission control centre said. The docking procedure “took place at the scheduled time,” the Russian TASS news agency quoted mission control as saying. The Progress-63 brought with it around three tonnes…

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April 3, 2016


Russia launches cargo ship to space station

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday launched a cargo ship to the International Space Station on an unmanned mission to resupply crew currently in space. “The 63rd Progress resupply ship is beginning its two-day treck to ISS,” a NASA commentator said as Russia’s Roscosmos space agency aired a live lift-off from its Baikonur launchpad. The ship went…

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March 31, 2016


Unmanned Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS on resupply run: NASA

WASHINGTON: An unmanned cargo ship blasted off Tuesday for the International Space Station on a resupply run that will also feature an unprecedented fire experiment after the craft leaves the orbiting outpost. NASA partner Orbital ATK launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship from Cape Canaveral, Florida, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at…

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March 23, 2016


Russian rocket docks at space station: NASA

WASHINGTON: A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including a US grandfather poised to set a new record, has docked at the International Space Station, NASA reported. The crew docked at 11:09 pm Friday (0309 GMT Saturday) some 253 miles above Earth over the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of Peru. The Soyuz rocket took…

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March 19, 2016


International Space Station’s ‘1-year crew’ returns to Earth

DZHEZKAZGAN: US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars. The 340-day mission saw Kelly claim the record for the longest single stay in space by a US astronaut, while Kornienko is now fifth…

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March 2, 2016


Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

ALMATY: Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station. “They have landed safely and the recovery team have found them. Everything is according to plan,” a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos…

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December 11, 2015


Soyuz rocket blasts off in world’s 500th manned space launch

BAIKONUR: A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history. The trio — including the first Danish citizen ever to fly into space — blasted off in the Soyuz TMA 18M rocket on schedule at 0437 GMT from the same…

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September 2, 2015


First Dane goes into space — to test bike gear

COPENHAGEN: Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country’s love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Station. Dubbed “Denmark’s Gagarin” by European Space Agency officials after the first man in space,…

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September 2, 2015


Russian astronauts start 6.5 hour spacewalk

MOSCOW: Two Russian astronauts on Monday began a spacewalk from the International Space Station set to last around six and a half hours, carrying out tasks to maintain and monitor the station. The spacewalk, which began shortly after 1400 GMT, is scheduled to last 6 hours and 28 minutes. Astronauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko…

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August 10, 2015

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