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Benefits of Space Exploration

Commercial Activity Fuels Growth in Global Space Economy

April 3rd, 2013

The global space economy is surging, and the commercial space sector deserves much of the credit, according to the Space Foundation, the Colorado Springs-based non profit, in its annual report on the sector for 2013. During 2012, the world’s space sector generated $304.31 billion in private sector and government revenues, up 6.7 percent over the […]

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International Space Station

U. S., Russian Soyuz Crew Sprints to the International Space Station

March 29th, 2013

    The latest tenants of the International Space Station, NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Russia’s Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksandr Misurkin, reached the six person orbital outpost in a sprint Thursday, docking in less than six hours after they lifted off.   The ISS partners plan more of the expedited trips to the space station – […]

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Canadian Space Agency

U. S., Russian Space Station Crew Descends Safely to Earth

March 16th, 2013

    Three U. S. and Russian astronauts returned to Earth late Friday, following a weather delayed departure from the International Space Station and the parachute descent of their Soyuz spacecraft into northern Kazakhstan. With the departure, veteran astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to assume command of the orbiting science laboratory. Previous Expedition […]

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International Cooperation

New Multinational Soyuz Crew Docks with Space Station

December 21st, 2012

  A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying U. S., Canadian and Russian astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Wednesday, restoring the orbiting lab to six person crew operations for the first time since  mid-November. Tom Marshburn, a former NASA flight surgeon, Chris Hadfield, a veteran Canadian astronaut; and Roman Romanenko, the son of […]

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Canadian Space Agency

U. S., Canadian, Russian Crew Departs for the Space Station

December 19th, 2012

    A Soyuz rocket with U. S.,  Canadian and Russian astronauts sped toward a linkup with the International Space Station early Friday, following a flawless lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Tom Marshburn, CSA’s Chris Hadfield and Roman Romanenko, of ROSCOSMOS, soared from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday at 7:12 a.m.,  […]

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Asteroid Exploration

U. S., Russian Astronauts Selected for 1-year Space Station Mission

November 27th, 2012

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will prepare for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station, a move intended to help prepare human explorers for the physical and mental rigors of future deep space missions.   The launching of the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the two men to the station is […]

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