Tag Archives: International Space Station

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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Space station crew returns to full strength

Two days after their launch, a fresh trio of spacefliers floated through the International Space Station’s hatch today to start a five-month tour of duty in orbit. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for the space station

Russia launched a Soyuz rocket from its Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today, sending two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Space station trio comes home amid a big chill

Three spacefliers touched down amid subfreezing temperatures in Kazakhstan tonight, closing out their 168-day mission on the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought NASA’s Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, plus Russia’s Alexander Mazurkin, back to Earth at 6:31 p.m. … Continue reading

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Bigelow sets up new company for space stations

Nevada-based Bigelow Aerospace has had space modules in orbit for more than a decade, but now billionaire founder Robert Bigelow is starting a new push to operate commercial space stations. To that end, he has set up a separate company called Bigelow Space Operations, … Continue reading

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Commercial space ventures hail NASA vision

The Trump administration’s proposed shift to commercial partners for space operations in low Earth orbit as well as on and around the moon is getting a predictably positive reception from those potential partners. “This moment here, with the shift to the moon, … Continue reading

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