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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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Dragon capsule delivers cargo to space station

Two days after its launch, SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule was pulled in for its hookup to the International Space Station today. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Reused cargo ship launched on reused rocket

SpaceX sent nearly three tons of supplies, hardware and experiments to the International Space Station today, using a Falcon 9 rocket booster and a Dragon capsule that have both been flown before. The rocket rose from its launch pad at … Continue reading

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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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