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It’s delivery time for space crew and cargo

Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after a successful launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Scott Tingle, Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Norishige Kanai lifted off at 11:21 p.m. PT Saturday aboard a … Continue reading

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SpaceX will take rocket reusability to new heights

For the first time, SpaceX is aiming to send up a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station from a refurbished launch pad, atop a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. ET (7:35 a.m. … Continue reading

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Dragon splashes down with mouse-tronauts

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule was set loose from the International Space Station today and returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of cargo and experiments, including a set of live mice that will be studied after their stint in zero gravity. … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk shows off full spacesuit

Astronaut spacesuit next to Crew Dragon A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Sep 8, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT We’ve already gotten our first peek at the spacesuit that astronauts will wear when they’re riding in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship, but … Continue reading

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SpaceX sends supercomputer to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies and scientific experiments, including a supercomputer that could help blaze the trail to Mars. The Spaceborne Computer project, pioneered … Continue reading

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SpaceX leaves Red Dragon out of Mars plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he expects to see astronauts flying to the International Space Station on his company’s Dragon capsules by mid-2018 – but is downplaying a technology that would have opened the way for robotic “Red Dragon” missions to … Continue reading

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Prince gets a shout-out from space station

We caught a #Dragon! @AstroPeggy & @Astro2Fish use @Space_Station’s robotic arm to capture @SpaceX’s cargo vehicle: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/g258TK6dcK — NASA (@NASA) June 5, 2017 What do Prince and SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule, freshly arrived at the International Space Station, have … Continue reading

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