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‘Kidney on a chip’ gets set for space

A stack of card-sized gizmos that test the effects of drugs, toxins and weightlessness on human kidney cells is due to take a ride to the International Space Station as early as next year – and researchers at the University … Continue reading

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Russian cargo ship tightens up orbital parking

With today’s arrival of a Russian Progress cargo ship, the International Space Station now has three robotic spaceships and a Soyuz lifeboat parked at its ports. Two days after its launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, the robotic Progress ship hooked … Continue reading

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Prince gets a shout-out from space station

We caught a #Dragon! @AstroPeggy & @Astro2Fish use @Space_Station’s robotic arm to capture @SpaceX’s cargo vehicle: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/g258TK6dcK — NASA (@NASA) June 5, 2017 What do Prince and SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule, freshly arrived at the International Space Station, have … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches its first reused cargo ship

SpaceX took one more step in its campaign for rocket reusability today by sending a previously flown Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for the first time. If all goes well, it should mark the first space station rendezvous … Continue reading

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French-Russian crew leaves space station

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy landed safely on Earth today after leaving the International Space Station in their Russian Soyuz spacecraft – and leaving behind the NASA astronaut who accompanied them on the way up. The Soyuz touched down … Continue reading

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NASA spacewalkers triumph over fussy bolt

NASA spacewalkers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer replaced a faulty computer relay box on the International Space Station today, but not before dealing with a problem all too familiar to home fixer-uppers. The box, about the size of a microwave … Continue reading

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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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