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200th spacewalk is short but does the job

A small water leak cropped up in one of the hoses designed to keep NASA astronaut Jack Fischer’s spacesuit cool while he waited to begin today’s 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station. That had a domino effect on the … Continue reading

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First live ultra-HD video beamed from space

NASA and AWS Elemental showed off something completely different from the International Space Station today: the first live video in ultra-high-definition 4K detail beamed down from space. The technical achievement was as important as what the audience at the National Association … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russian duo joins space station crew

Today there are 67 percent more people working in space than there were the day before, now that NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin have arrived at the International Space Station. The two spacefliers were launched from … Continue reading

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Liftoff sends Cygnus cargo ship into orbit

Today’s launch of a robotic Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station was totally successful. But the first-ever live 360-degree video stream of a rocket launch? Not so much. The good news is that more than 7,600 pounds of supplies … Continue reading

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Amazon plays role in space video milestone

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the highest-resolution video ever broadcast live from the International Space Station, bur Amazon Web Services plays a supporting role. The 4K ultra-high-definition live stream, set to start at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) April … Continue reading

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Space station trio makes ‘bull’s-eye’ landing

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko landed back on Earth today after spending almost six months on the International Space Station. The three left the station overnight in a Russian Soyuz craft and made what NASA … Continue reading

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NASA’s Peggy Whitson sets spacewalk record

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new record for female spacewalkers at the International Space Station today, during an outing that required a little improvisation to make up for a wayward hatch cover. One of the aim of today’s spacewalk was … Continue reading

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