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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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Four astronauts splash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida after spending 6 months in space

Four astronauts have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, in what was Nasa’s first night-time landing in 53 years. The crew consist of three Nasa astronauts and one from Japan’s space agency Jaxa, who spent almost six months in space. They flew back in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience and splash-landed off Panama City, […]

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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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SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule Flings Four Astronauts To International Space Station

SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule, launched four astronauts on flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew dubbed as Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 0027 GMT on Monday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “That was one heck of a ride,” astronaut Mike Hopkins said from Crew Dragon […]

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International Space Station narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year

The International Space Station (ISS) narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year. The ISS used the thrusters of a cargo ship that was docked to the station along with NASA and Russian flight controllers working in tandem in order to avoid colliding with an unknown piece of debris, NASA […]

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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 aboard SpaceX’s Dragon Crew dock on International Space Station

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have officially arrived at the International Space Station. After a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, the astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft synched up with the space station on Sunday. The spacecraft made a careful approach, easing its way toward its destination over the […]

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ISS crew blast off after a long quarantine

Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after a launch carried out under tight restrictions due to the coronavirus. The Russian Soyuz rocket carrying cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy took off from Kazakhstan on Thursday. Pre-launch protocols were changed to prevent the virus being […]

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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 […]