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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.

At 60, NASA shoots for revival of moon glory days

Tampa - Sixty years ago, spurred by competition with the Soviet Union, the United States created NASA, launching a journey that would take Americans to the moon within a decade.

GAO: NASA needs a backup plan to maintain presence at ISS

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is in jeopardy, according to a report published this week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and they want NASA to come up with a contingency plan for getting American astronauts to the ISS.

Final Block 4 Falcon 9 to launch cargo mission to ISS on Friday

NASA and SpaceX officials have briefed reporters on tomorrow's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida's Space Coast set for 5:42:42 a.m. EDT (0942:42 GMT) from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad.

RemoveDEBRIS satellite to begin tests in collecting space junk

The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft which will demonstrate a range of innovative technologies to clean up space debris has now been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) and will soon begin its experiments in orbit.

NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

Tampa - Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help visiting commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years.

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Tampa - Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Two Americans, one Russian blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

Baikonur - Two astronauts, a cosmonaut and a ball set to be used in the forthcoming football World Cup in Russia blasted off Wednesday for a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

Cosmonaut, two US astronauts return to Earth from ISS

Dzhezkazgan - Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Wednesday, rounding off a mission of more than five months aboard the International Space Station.

Bigelow Aerospace announces plan to launch its own space stations

On Tuesday, hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow announced the launch of Bigelow Space Operations (BSO). The new company will operate inflatable space stations called B330s, which are being developed by Bigelow Aerospace, also founded by Robert Bigelow.

Trump plans to privatize the International Space Station

Washington - NASA’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will include plans to end funding for the International Space Station in 2025, but leaves open the possibility of handing part or all of the station over to the private sector.

Study shows our immune systems severely impaired by microgravity

Scientists are learning there may be a reason why the human race will always remain on Earth and not colonize other planets. Because evolution has tailored our bodies to respond to specific conditions, our immune systems are not set up to work in space.

Trump wants to withdraw funding for International Space Station

It has been learned the Trump administration is preparing to end support for the International Space Station (ISS) program by 2025, to free up resources for higher priority, deep space missions such as Mars.

Two US spacewalkers start work on robotic arm repair

Miami - Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday to start a new round of repairs on the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.

'To boldly grow': Japan astronaut worried by space growth spurt

Toukyo - A Japanese astronaut has sparked hilarity back on Earth after he claimed to have grown nine centimetres in space, making him worried he would not squeeze into the capsule home.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

Miami - SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived on Sunday at the International Space Station, carrying supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS 

Baikonur - A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.

Pope asks spacemen life's big questions in ISS live chat

Vatican City - Pope Francis chatted with six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, kicking off the rare interview with a philosophical question on "man's place in the universe".

Pope gets philosophical with ISS crew in space chat

Vatican City - Pope Francis chatted with six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, kicking off the rare interview with a philosophical question on "man's place in the universe".

US astronauts begin third October spacewalk to repair ISS robotic arm

Miami - Two American astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday for the third spacewalk this month aimed at repairing the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and replacing old video cameras.

Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing

Moscow - A manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year, Russia's space agency said Wednesday, in the latest glitch to hit the country's space industry.
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Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17  2012.
Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17, 2012.
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Soyuz MS-09 docks with ISS
Soyuz MS-09 docks with ISS
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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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Image taken using ISS wide-angle lens camera of Hurricane Florence today.
Image taken using ISS wide-angle lens camera of Hurricane Florence today.
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Astronauts play in zero-gravity on the International Space Station
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Orbital ATK s Cygnus cargo craft is released from the International Space Station in this June 14  2...
Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft is released from the International Space Station in this June 14, 2016.
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Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS), can be seen at the right. At left is the Canadarm2. Photo taken in December 2011 by an Expedition 26 crewmember.
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The latest crew takes off on Soyuz TMA-07 to the ISS  this time with music.
The latest crew takes off on Soyuz TMA-07 to the ISS, this time with music.
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Spacewalker Terry Virts works on the Port 3 Truss to route cables.
Spacewalker Terry Virts works on the Port 3 Truss to route cables.
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Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
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The eye (center of frame) of Hurricane Earl is seen in this image taken as the International Space Station passed over the storm on Wednesday, Sept. 1 2010.
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International Space Station (ISS)
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Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
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Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, using the treadmill
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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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File photo: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station
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