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U. S., European Spacewalk Prepares International Space Station for Russian Module, Future Repair Tasks

July 9th, 2013

    U. S.  and Italian spacewalkers sailed through a list of upgrade activities outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, including a solar power cable extension that will flow electricity to Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module following the compartment’s launch later this year.   The 22 ton Nauka MLM will mark the first major […]

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Atlantis Exhibit Makes Weekend Debut

June 28th, 2013

  Orbiter Atlantis, a veteran of 33 NASA shuttle missions, goes on public display in Central Florida on Saturday as the centerpiece of a $100 million Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex exhibit.   More than 40 astronauts, including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, will be among those participating in […]

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Book Review: The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy

June 9th, 2013

The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy by Jim Bell; Sterling Publishing Co. Inc; New York, New York; (hard cover) $29.95; May 2013. This elegant, eye-catching book offers stunning photographs and illustrations that chronicle spacecraft exploits and astronomical observations. That’s the good […]

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Winged Dream Chaser Prepares for First Flight Test

May 14th, 2013

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s winged Dream Chaser is bound for NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Prior to Dream Chaser’s first autonomous free flight Approach and Landing Test (ALT), the craft will continue a series of tests, including runway tow, ground resonance, and a captive carry flight. The flight tests will […]

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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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