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Spacewalkers Bypass Space Station Coolant Leak

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two spacewalking astronauts made repairs to a leaky radiator system outside the International Space Station Thursday, a short while after maneuvering the station to avoid a menacing piece of space debris. In a six-hour procedure, space station commander Sunita Wiliams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide successfully reconfigured ammonia coolant lines to bypass the suspect radiator, […]

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Spacewalkers Bypass Space Station Coolant Leak

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two spacewalking astronauts made repairs to a leaky radiator system outside the International Space Station Thursday, a short while after maneuvering the station to avoid a menacing piece of space debris. In a six-hour procedure, space station commander Sunita Wiliams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide successfully reconfigured ammonia coolant lines to bypass the suspect radiator, […]

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Spacewalkers Try To Bypass Space Station Coolant Leak

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Two astronauts are working outside the orbiting International Space Station to try to bypass a leak in a cooling system. Engineers suspect the radiator was hit by a micrometeoroid or a piece of space debris, which created a tiny hole that has allowed ammonia to escape. The radiators dissipate heat from the station’s equipment. Station […]

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Dragon Space Cargo Capsule Ready to Come Home

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship, the world’s first privately-owned space supply vehicle, is getting ready to depart from the International Space Station and return to Earth. Dragon is set to undock from the space station Thursday and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Los Angeles, California about six hours later. Dragon made a successful […]

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Russian Cargo Ship Docks With International Space Station

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian space freighter docked with the International Space Station early Saturday. Russia’s Mission Control says Progress was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday. The cargo ship is delivering water, fuel, food, and scientific equipment to the six-member crew aboard the orbiting space station. Last August, Russia suspended launches to the […]

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Russian Cargo Ship Docks With International Space Station

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian space freighter docked with the International Space Station early Saturday. Russia’s Mission Control says The Progress M-14M was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday. The cargo ship is delivering water, fuel, food, and scientific equipment to the six-member crew aboard the orbiting space station. Last August, Russia suspended launches […]

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Three Astronauts return to Earth After 5 Months in Space

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Three astronauts and their Russian Soyuz capsule landed in snowy Kazakhstan early Tuesday after spending more than five months aboard the International Space Station. American Mike Fossum, Japanese Satoshi Furukawa, and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov departed the space station Monday, five days after their replacements arrived. All three are reported to be in good shape […]

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Sony to Bar Play Station Use for South Korean Youths

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Video game company Sony Computer Entertainment says it will prohibit South Koreans under the age of 16 from using its PlayStation online network. Sony says it is taking the action rather than try to comply with a controversial new night-time national gaming ban. Regulations to go into effect next week will prohibit South Koreans below […]

ISS Crew Returns to Earth

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 2:27 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three people from the International Space Station has landed safely. Russian space officials say the Soyuz landed Friday on its side in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. It carried U.S. astronauts Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev. The safe return of the three-man crew follows […]

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NASA: Space Station May Be Evacuated

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say the International Space Station may need to be temporarily evacuated unless Russia proceeds with the launching of its Soyuz rockets by November. NASA space station program manager Mike Suffredini said the six astronauts aboard the ISS may have to leave the craft unless Russian scientists discover what caused last week’s crash of […]

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