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Russia space chief blames leak on drill hole

The International Space Station’s crew has successfully stopped up last week’s tiny air leak in a Russian Soyuz capsule docked to the station, but worrisome reports are leaking out of Moscow. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian Space Agency, told … Continue reading

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Space station crew patches up tiny air leak

The International Space Station’s flight controllers detected a minute pressure leak overnight, but a temporary fix was made with epoxy and a gauze wipe. The six-person crew is in no danger, NASA said. In a status update, NASA said the … Continue reading

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Russians toss satellites in marathon spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev tossed four small research satellites into orbit and installed an animal-tracking sensor system known as Icarus on the International Space Station’s exterior today, during a spacewalk that ran more than an hour longer than planned. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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NASA picks companies to envision future spaceflight

Thirteen companies, including Boeing and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, will be doing studies for NASA on the future of commercial human spaceflight in low Earth orbit. All of the studies are due in December, and are supposed … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returns to Earth

Robotics controllers released the @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft at 12:38 p.m. EDT today as @AstroSerena monitored its departure. https://t.co/zwvDbR4DXf pic.twitter.com/64NvLmflUo — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 3, 2018 The International Space Station’s crew sent a Dragon back to Earth today, … Continue reading

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NASA names 9 astronauts for first space taxi trips

NASA unveiled the first nine astronauts for its commercial crew missions to the International Space Station today, including rookies as well as seasoned veterans. The “New Nine” include two women and seven men. All but one of them are current … Continue reading

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NASA confirms new schedule for space taxis

NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, with SpaceX’s first such flight set for no earlier than next April. The space agency also confirmed Boeing’s plan to put off its first … Continue reading

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