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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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Private Spacecraft to Fly Near ISS

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The privately-built Dragon space capsule has begun a series of maneuvers around the International Space Station to prepare for Friday’s scheduled rendezvous and docking with the orbital outpost. The U.S. space agency NASA says the unmanned Dragon capsule will fly to within 2.5. kilometers of the ISS as it conducts several procedures to test the […]

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Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Docks With ISS

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian spacecraft carrying a crew of three, including one American and two Russians, has docked with the International Space Station. Soyuz linked up with the ISS just after 12:30 Thursday morning in the United States. The spacecraft’s arrival comes on the 45th birthday of on-board American astronaut Joe Acaba. Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady […]

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New Crewmembers Blast Off for ISS

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Three new crewmembers are heading to the International Space Station after blasting off from the Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan Tuesday. Russian astronauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, along with American Joseph Acaba were launched into orbit aboard a cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonour Cosmodrome under clear skies. They are scheduled to join Russian […]

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Private Resupply Mission to ISS Delayed

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The launch of the first privately-built and operated spaceship to the International Space Station has been postponed. California-based Space Exploration Technologies, better known as Space X, announced Tuesday it was moving the launch date from next Monday, April 30, to May 7, one week later. A spokeswoman for Space X said engineers need more time […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Becomes Museum Exhibit

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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More than a year after its last mission, the retired U.S. space shuttle Discovery was officially welcomed into its new home. The shuttle rolled into the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington Thursday where it will go on permanent display. Among those on hand for the ceremony was former astronaut and U.S. […]

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