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New trio settles in on the space station

The International Space Station’s crew is back up to its full complement of six, thanks to today’s arrival of three fresh spacefliers aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. NASA’s Scott Tingle, Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Norishige Kanai were launched into space over … Continue reading

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It’s delivery time for space crew and cargo

Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after a successful launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Scott Tingle, Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Norishige Kanai lifted off at 11:21 p.m. PT Saturday aboard a … Continue reading

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Spacefliers get a wintry homecoming

Three spacefliers landed safely in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan today after riding their Russian Soyuz spacecraft down from the International Space Station. Temperatures were around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds that made it feel like 5 degrees below zero. Get the … Continue reading

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Russian launch goes awry; 19 satellites lost

Russia’s Meteor-M 2-1 weather satellite and 18 nanosatellites went missing today after their launch aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East. Among the lost spacecraft were 10 satellites that were supposed to be put … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russian trio makes quick space trip

Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station tonight for a five-month tour of duty after a quick six-hour trip on a Russian Soyuz craft. With Russia’s Alexander Misurkin as commander and NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and … Continue reading

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Peggy Whitson ends record-setting space trip

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two other spacefliers capped off a record-setting orbital mission today with their return from the International Space Station. The trio, also including NASA’s Jack Fischer and Russia’s Fyodor Yurchikhin, landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan … 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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