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NASA’s Mission Control Restores Space Station Cooling Systems Following Christmas Eve Spacewalk

December 25th, 2013

  NASA’s Mission Control focused Christmas Day activities on restoring thermal control systems aboard the six person International Space Station to normal operations. Those efforts were to be followed by a return of powered equipment throughout the six person orbiting research lab to action, including science experiments that were suspended when a flow control valve […]

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Multi-national Space Station Crew Safe on Earth

November 11th, 2013

U.S., European and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, ending a 166 day mission to the International Space Station that drew to a close with a celebration of the 2014 Winter Games scheduled for Sochi, Russia.   The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, of […]

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New Space Roadmap Released

August 20th, 2013

A new report has been released, the Global Exploration Roadmap for 2013, an action plan for space exploration. The Global Exploration Roadmap is being developed by space agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG): Italy, France, Canada, Germany, the European Space Agency, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States, the […]

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Space Station Crew Berths Japanese Cargo Capsule

August 9th, 2013

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station welcomed the arrival of a Japanese re-supply capsule on Friday. NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, positioned at the controls of the station’s Canadian robot arm, captured the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s 33 foot long  HTV-4 freighter with its 3.6 tons of food, water, clothing, spare parts and science equipment, at […]

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NASA Signs $424 Million Russian Crew Launch Extension for Space Station Missions

April 30th, 2013

  NASA has signed a $424 million contract extension with Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, to assure the launch and return of U. S., European, Japanese and Canadian astronauts to and from the International Space Station aboard Soyuz spacecraft through 2017, while Congress and the White House debate funding levels for the space agency’s […]

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