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International Space Station could suffer ‘irreparable’ failure due to outdated equipment and hardware

The International Space Station (ISS) could suffer “irreparable” failures due to outdated equipment and hardware, a Russian official has warned. At least 80 percent of in-flight systems on the Russian segment of the ISS had passed their expiry date, Vladimir Solovyov told state media. He also said small cracks had been discovered that could worsen […]

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International Space Station briefly destabilised after engines of a Russian module inadvertently fired up

The International Space Station (ISS) was destabilised after engines of a newly-arrived Russian module inadvertently fired up, officials say. “Mission control teams corrected the action and all systems are operating normally,” US space agency Nasa said. This was done by activating thrusters on another module of the ISS. An investigation is now under way. US […]

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International Space Station: NASA astronauts grow 48 Chile peppers in space

It’s official, Chile peppers growing on the International Space Station. Part of NASA’s Plant Habitat-04 experiment, a batch of 48 Hatch Chile pepper was sent to the ISS and reached the orbital outpost on June 5 on a SpaceX cargo ship. After almost a month, the red and green Chile peppers have started to grow. […]

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Russia cargo begins two-day trek to International Space Station after lift off from Kazakhstan base

An un-crewed cargo space craft lifted off to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday. The Progress MS-17 lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 4:27am local time. It’s scheduled to dock at the station two days later, delivering food, fuel, equipment and supplies […]

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Space junk hits International Space Station, damaging robotic arm

A robotic arm located outside of the International Space Station (ISS) was struck by orbital debris, but it is still functioning. The impact to Canadarm2, first noticed by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency during a routine inspection on May 12, punched a hole in the arm boom and its thermal blanket. “Despite the impact, […]

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Next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to ISS will carry hundreds of glowing baby squids

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station on June 3 will carry 5,000 water bears and 128 glowing baby squids. Other than these special little creatures, the cargo resupply mission will also carry more than 7300 pounds of stuff that includes crew supplies, new solar panels and vehicle hardware. The space mission […]

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SpaceX ships four astronauts to the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carried four astronauts from three countries to the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning the crew’s six-month stay in space. This mission, dubbed Crew-2, marks the third-ever crewed flight for Elon Musk’s company and the first to make use of a previously flown, privately-owned rocket booster and spacecraft. The astronauts took […]

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ISS just dumped old batteries weighing 2.9 ton into space and it’s heading to Earth

The International Space Station detached 2.9-ton pallet of 48 nickel-hydrogen batteries and it’s heading to Earth now. The array of discarded batteries was attached to a robotic arm that released it 265 miles above Earth’s surface and will spend around two to four years in the lower planet orbit before burning up in our atmosphere. […]

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SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule Carrying Four Astronauts Successfully Docks On International Space Station

SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts has docked at the International Space Station (ISS), in the first crewed mission on a privately built spacecraft purchased by NASA. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut, docked at 0401GMT 27 hours after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from […]

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Russian cosmonaut in ISS captures 5 UFOs flying together

A Russian astronaut currently in the International Space Station (ISS) has shared an image of what he thought are UFOs while taking pictures of the aurora australis passing near Antarctica and Australia. Ivan Vagner, a Russian cosmonaut at ISS captured a flash of five tiny objects raising the curiousness about the presence of aliens and […]

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Astronauts bake the first cookies in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth. The space station’s Italian commander Luca Parmitano acted as baker aided by NASA astronaut Christina Koch for the chocolate-chip cookie experiment. Cookies take around 15-20 minutes to bake on Earth but the astronauts discovered […]

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SpaceX sends mice, worms and empathetic robot to the International Space Station

SpaceX delivered muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot to the International Space Station on Sunday. The station commander, Italy’s Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon three days after its launch from Cape Canaveral. The two spacecraft soared 260 miles (420 kilometers) above the South Pacific […]