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SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

Washington - In the beginning, everyone was skeptical. But Elon Musk's SpaceX defied expectations -- and on Wednesday hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the first crewed flight from US soil in nine long years.

Russian cargo capsule docks with ISS

Moscow - A Russian cargo capsule with 2.5 tons of supplies docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday after the fastest such trip yet from earth, the national space agency Roscosmos said.

SpaceX plans first manned flight to space station in May

Washington - Elon Musk's SpaceX will send astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time in May, NASA said, announcing the first crewed launch from the United States to the platform since 2011.

Sending red wine into space could help food sustainability

Red wine has been taken up to the International Space Station as part of the latest cargo delivery. The aim is to study the wine to help to develop new solutions for the future of food and agriculture production on Earth.

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

Baikonur - An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

Baikonur - A rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on Wednesday with an Emirati on board who will be the first Arab on the International Space Station.

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

Moscow - The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission.

Russia terminates robot Fedor after space odyssey

Moscow - It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks."He won't fly there any more.

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISS

Baikonur - US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISS

Baikonur - US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Fungi onboard ISS survives high doses of ionizing radiation

New research presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference shows that mold on the International Space Station is capable of surviving high doses of ionizing radiation. This finding is important for future deep space missions.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

New York - NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.Price tag?

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

New York - NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism -- with stays priced at $35,000 a night -- as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

DNA has been edited with CRISPR in space for the first time

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station continue to work on pioneering studies. Recently they have used the pioneering CRISPR-Cas9 technology to carefully edit the DNA of brewer's yeast.

SpaceX targets Wednesday, May 1 for Dragon cargo launch

After a successful static fire test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday morning, SpaceX is now targeting early Wednesday to launch its 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Washington - NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to nearly 11 months, which would set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the US space agency said Wednesday.

Indian satellite destruction created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS: NASA

Washington - The head of NASA on Monday branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS

Baikonur - A Russian cosmonaut and two US astronauts arrived Friday at the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, five months after the failed launch of a rocket carrying two of the passengers.

Humans enter SpaceX Crew Dragon in space for first time

Humans have entered SpaceX's Crew Dragon while in orbit for the first time, just hours after the commercial spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Sunday morning.

SpaceX gains green light for Crew Dragon DM-1 mission to the ISS

NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 2, following a green light from the key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) on Friday.

NASA and SpaceX aim for March launch of Crew Dragon capsule

NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March 2 launch of the first crew capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Soyuz crew successfully docks at ISS — Met by jubilant astronauts

An international crew aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket docked safely at the International Space Station on Monday, the first manned voyage to the ISS since a mission in October was aborted mid-air because of a rocket malfunction.

Soyuz heads to ISS on first manned mission since October failure

Baikonur - A Soyuz rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts took off from Kazakhstan and reached orbit on Monday, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October.

Astronauts say look forward to space launch after Soyuz accident

Baikonur - Astronauts set to board the first manned space mission since an unprecedented accident aboard Russia's Soyuz, on Sunday brushed aside safety concerns, saying they were ready to take risks.

Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS

An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship blasted off Saturday toward the International Space Station, marking the second supply mission in 24 hours destined to carry food and supplies to the astronauts living in space.

First supply trip to space since Soyuz failure poised to launch

Washington - A US spaceship loaded with supplies for the International Space Station is poised to launch Thursday, marking the first such trip since a Soyuz rocket carrying three people failed last month.

Russia targets Dec 3 for first manned ISS launch since accident

Moscow - Russia hopes to launch three crew for the International Space Station on December 3, the first manned blast-off since an accident this month, the Roscosmos space agency said Wednesday.

NASA skeptical on sabotage theory after mystery ISS leak

Washington - NASA expressed doubts Wednesday over a theory floated in Russia that a tiny hole that caused an air leak on the International Space Station was the result of sabotage.

Cosmonaut shows space station hole to calm public

Moscow - A cosmonaut on Monday showed off a hole in the International Space Station that caused loss of oxygen after Russia suggested the leak could have been caused deliberately.

NASA announces astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX launches for U.S.

Houston - NASA named nine astronauts Friday who hope to blast off next year on flights to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard commercial spacecraft built by Boeing and SpaceX.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Forc...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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US astronaut Kjell Lindgren honored a deceased colleague  scientist Victor Hurst  by playing  Amazin...
US astronaut Kjell Lindgren honored a deceased colleague, scientist Victor Hurst, by playing "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes.
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The Veggie flight pillow. The bellows of the hardware have been lowered to better observe the plants. A small temperature and relative humidity data logger is placed between the pillows in the small white box, in the center.
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International Space Station (ISS)
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Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
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Chris Hadfield talks about food and how it tastes in space.
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NASA cut live video after UFO appears
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Progress M-47 seen from the International Space Station during undocking.
Progress M-47 seen from the International Space Station during undocking.
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New Mexico chiles dried on the plant in Mesilla, New Mexico, 2016.
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William Shatner  the original Captain Kirk  spoke to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield on the ISS.
William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, spoke to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield on the ISS.
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NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio shown holding a GAP in his right hand and the crank used to perform an activation in the other as he performed the experimental operations onboard the ISS. The open CGBA incubator loaded with other 15 GAPs is in the bottom right. This is a NASA image.
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The Japanese Kounotori2 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV2), docked to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node and in the grapple of the Candarm2.
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The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nesp...
The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking on May 23, 2011.
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Crew Dragon, America’s next generation crewed spacecraft is almost ready for a test flight. Pad abort vehicle shipping to FL shortly.
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Soyuz MS-09 docks with ISS
Soyuz MS-09 docks with ISS
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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station, this of Toronto with snow on Dec. 30
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A screenshot of a viral video that shows Earth at night.
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