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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returns to Earth

Robotics controllers released the @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft at 12:38 p.m. EDT today as @AstroSerena monitored its departure. https://t.co/zwvDbR4DXf pic.twitter.com/64NvLmflUo — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 3, 2018 The International Space Station’s crew sent a Dragon back to Earth today, … Continue reading

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NASA names 9 astronauts for first space taxi trips

NASA unveiled the first nine astronauts for its commercial crew missions to the International Space Station today, including rookies as well as seasoned veterans. The “New Nine” include two women and seven men. All but one of them are current … Continue reading

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NASA confirms new schedule for space taxis

NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, with SpaceX’s first such flight set for no earlier than next April. The space agency also confirmed Boeing’s plan to put off its first … Continue reading

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SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives in Florida for test flight

After months of testing, a SpaceX Dragon capsule that’s designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station has arrived in Florida, marking a significant step toward this summer’s scheduled test launch. Even though the vehicle is called … Continue reading

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Science-laden cargo ship reaches space station

Three days after its launch, SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule is now attached to the International Space Station. Astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to capture the spaceship at 3:54 a.m. PT today and pull it in for its berthing. Over the … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket sends robot pal to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an AI-enabled, sphere-shaped robot companion to keep the International Space Station’s crew company. The European CIMON robot, complete with a video-screen smiley face, is packed … Continue reading

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Robot and mice return to Earth on SpaceX Dragon

After a month of unloading and reloading, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule was set loose from the International Space Station today and made a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The two tons of cargo that were returned to Earth include mice that were part of … Continue reading

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