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March 26, 2016

Cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The six astronauts at the International Space Station got an early Easter treat this weekend with the arrival of a supply ship […]
January 5, 2015

SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth

In rocketry, what goes up usually comes down in pieces. The cost of getting to orbit is exorbitant, because the rocket, with its multimillion-dollar engines, ends […]
October 28, 2014

Space junk forces space station to take evasive action

The International Space Station sidestepped a piece of treacherous junk Monday just hours before the planned launch of a supply ship from Virginia. NASA said debris […]
July 14, 2014

Space station cargo ship includes food, new stink-free gym clothes

A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odour-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew. Orbital […]
January 7, 2014

SpaceX launches Thai satellite into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday to put a commercial communications spacecraft into orbit […]
December 16, 2013

NASA plans for possible spacewalks to fix ISS cooling system

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for possible spacewalks this week to repair the outpost’s failed cooling system, NASA said on Sunday. One of […]
December 13, 2013

NASA suspects bad valve behind International Space Station trouble

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts aboard the International Space Station dimmed the lights, turned off unnecessary equipment and put off science work Thursday as NASA […]
September 22, 2013

Orbital Sciences Cargo Capsule Delays Rendezvous With Space Station

A software problem forced Orbital Sciences Corp. to delay Sunday’s planned rendezvous of its unmanned cargo capsule with the international space station for at least two days. The issue […]
September 18, 2013

Private Cygnus spacecraft makes first launch to ISS

An unmanned Antares rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad in Virginia on Wednesday, sending a new cargo capsule to the International Space Station. The […]