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Benefits of Space Exploration

Space Station’s First Canadian Commander to Depart for Earth

May 13th, 2013

Three International Space Station crew members, including the orbiting lab’s first Canadian commander, are scheduled to depart for Earth late Monday, following a whirlwind spacewalk over the weekend by two U. S. astronauts to stem a sudden leak in the ammonia cooling system. Canadian Chris Hadfield and one of the spacewalkers, Tom Marshburn, are to […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

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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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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