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Russians reboot space station computer

A balky computer system is working again on the International Space Station, thanks to a reboot, the Russian space agency reported today. “The system was tested for one and a half turns of the station’s flight around the Earth (about … Continue reading

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Russian computer crash in space? Nyet problem!

One of the three computers on the Russian side of the International Space Station has crashed, but orbital operations are unaffected because the two other systems are in working order, Russia’s space agency reported today. “To restore the computer to … Continue reading

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3-D printer and recycler is set for space delivery

There’s nothing new about having a 3-D printer in space, but how about a 3-D printer that also recycles plastic to turn old stuff into new? Just such a gizmo is due to be delivered to the International Space Station … Continue reading

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Russians trace Soyuz rocket failure to bent sensor

Russian investigators say last month’s launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying two spacefliers to the International Space Station went awry because a sensor that was bent during the rocket’s assembly spoiled the separation of one of its boosters. When the damaged … Continue reading

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Cancer research gets a $500,000 boost in orbit

For the fifth year in a row, Boeing and the International Space Station’s U.S. national laboratory are partnering to pay out up to $500,000 in grants for startup research in orbit. The three projects selected this year through the Boston-based MassChallenge “Technology in … Continue reading

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Russian rocket spoils space station launch

An American and a Russian spaceflier are in good shape after they were forced to abort their trip to the International Space Station due to a rocket anomaly, but today’s scary launch has cast a pall over orbital operations going … Continue reading

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Boeing and SpaceX reset space taxi tests for 2019

NASA says we’ll have to wait until 2019 to see the first orbital tests of the space taxis that are being built by SpaceX and Boeing for trips to the International Space Station. The schedule shift was laid out Oct. … Continue reading

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