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Space Station Crew Welcomes Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus Cargo Mission

January 12th, 2014

The six person crew of the International Space Station eagerly greeted the first Orbital Science Corp’s re-supply mission flown under the terms of an eight-flight $1.9 billion Commercial Crisply Services agreement early Sunday. The astronauts opened the supply capsule at 12:17 p.m., EST, well ahead of schedule, and began to unload a 2,780 pound cargo […]

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Video: International Space Exploration Forum Focuses on Global Cooperation

January 10th, 2014

The United States hosted the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF), the first-ever ministerial-level meeting to build support for global cooperation in space exploration, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 2014. ISEF brought together Ministers and high-level officials from approximately thirty-five space-faring countries to talk about the opportunities and challenges […]

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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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U.S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station

September 25th, 2013

A Soyuz capsule with three U. S. and Russian astronauts docked with the International Space Station late Wednesday to restore the orbiting science lab to its usual six person status. NASA’s Mike Hopkins, a one time college football team captain; cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, a physician and Russian Air Force officer; and cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, a […]

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Russian Spacewalk Readies Space Station for new Science Module

August 16th, 2013

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin strung power and data cables outside the International Space Station’s Russian segment on Friday to provide Russia’s future Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module with electricity and Ethernet connectivity from the U. S. side. The six to seven hour excursion got under way at 10:39 a.m., EDT, as the two men depressurized the Pirs […]

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