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Astronaut, Cosmonaut Prepare for Year in Space

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. and Russian space agencies have selected two men for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will head to the orbiting laboratory on a Russian Soyuz rocket in the spring of 2015, and return to Kazakhstan 12 months later. The mission will include collecting scientific […]

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Dragon Space Cargo Capsule Splashes Down in Pacific

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship has completed a historic journey to the International Space Station, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean after becoming the first commercially operated vehicle to travel to the orbiting outpost. The Dragon arrived back on Earth Thursday, after its successful demonstration flight. The International Space Station crew released the Dragon capsule […]

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ISS Astronauts Enter SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronauts at the International Space Station got their first glimpse inside the SpaceX corporation’s Dragon capsule Saturday, just one day after it made history as the first commercial spacecraft to reach the station. The crew members opened the cargo-filled Dragon Saturday morning, with U.S. astronaut Don Pettit commenting that the inside smelled like “a brand […]

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SpaceX Dragon Opens at ISS

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The astronauts on board the International Space Station have opened the Dragon capsule, a privately-owned spacecraft created by the U.S. corporation SpaceX. The astronauts opened the cargo-filled Dragon Saturday morning. One of the astronauts commented that the inside of the capsule smelled like “a brand new car.” The capsule docked at the station Friday after […]

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Private Spacecraft Docks with ISS

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A privately-owned spacecraft has for the first time reached the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule, created by the U.S. corporation SpaceX, docked Friday at the space station, where astronauts there were able to receive it. The astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to grab the capsule and are scheduled to open it on Saturday. […]

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Private Spacecraft Docks with ISS

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The commercial SpaceX Dragon spacecraft made history Friday, becoming the first privately-owned vehicle to reach the International Space Station. Astronauts aboard the ISS used the station’s robotic arm to grab and dock the capsule. Station crew members will open it on Saturday. This is the first time a private company has launched a spacecraft to […]

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Private Spacecraft to Dock with ISS

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The privately-built and owned Space X Dragon spacecraft is one step closer to its historic docking at the International Space Station, after station astronauts successfully used the station’s robotic arm to grab it. ISS crew members will now work to attach the unmanned cargo ship to a docking port. This is the first time a […]

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Private Spacecraft to Dock with ISS

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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S The privately-built and owned Space X Dragon spacecraft is heading to the International Space Station for Friday’s historic docking with the orbital outpost. Ground controllers fired the engines on the unmanned cargo ship early Friday morning to place it on a course towards the ISS. Once it is in position, two of the ISS […]

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Private Spacecraft Completes Flyby Around ISS

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The privately-built Dragon space capsule has completed its flyby around the International Space Station in preparation for Friday’s rendezvous and historic docking with the orbital outpost. The U.S. space agency, NASA, says the maneuvers of the unmanned Dragon capsule were successful. NASA says the capsule flew within two kilometers of the International Space Station as […]

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Private Spacecraft Completes Maneuvers Around ISS

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The privately-built Dragon space capsule has completed its fly-by around the International Space Station in preparation for Friday’s rendezvous and historic docking with the orbital outpost. The U.S. space agency NASA says the maneuvers of the unmanned Dragon capsule were successful. NASA says the capsule flew within two kilometers of the International Space Station as […]

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