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Blue Origin cleared to use historic rocket test stand

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has signed an agreement with NASA for the use of a historic test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Under the terms of a Commercial Space Launch Act agreement, Blue Origin … Continue reading

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Cygnus cargo ship flies to space station

Almost four tons of supplies, hardware and science payloads are heading to the International Space Station after today’s launch of a robotic Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship. The spacecraft, dubbed the SS Roger Chaffee in honor of one of the astronauts killed … Continue reading

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NASA sets up more long-term space stays

Just days after the publication of scientific results from NASA’s first “Year in Space” mission, the space agency says two more extended stays on the International Space Station are in the works. One of the missions will set a world record … Continue reading

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‘Twins Study’ raises questions about space stints

Ten research teams today shared comprehensive scientific results from an unprecedented experiment to gauge the health differences that developed between an astronaut who spent nearly a year in space and his identical twin down on Earth. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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Spacewalkers finish up orbital wiring job

A U.S.-Canadian spacewalking duo wrapped up a series of three outings over the span of three and a half weeks, aimed at upgrading the International Space Station’s power and communication systems. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Test schedule for Boeing’s space taxi delayed again

NASA today confirmed that the first uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station would be delayed until at least August, and also said the first crewed flight would be extended into a long-duration mission. … Continue reading

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Astronauts take a not-so-historic spacewalk

Today’s spacewalk at the International Space Station wasn’t as historic as it was originally meant to be, but it got the job done nevertheless. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch connected a set of three lithium-ion batteries on a pair … Continue reading

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