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1 year 9 months ago

Full Dragon exits space station, Earth next stop

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Dragon has left the space station and is headed back to Earth. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the commercial cargo ship Sunday morning. The California-based SpaceX company will steer its unmanned capsule to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday afternoon,...

3 years 3 months ago

NASA clears Endeavour for final launch Monday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to blast off Monday morning. Mission managers gave the green light Saturday for the final voyage of Endeavour. Forecasters put the odds of acceptable weather at 70 percent. Endeavour will fly to the International Space Station...

4 years 3 months ago

Astronauts make final spacewalk of mission

The Atlantis astronauts are making one last spacewalk before leaving the International Space Station. Two of the shuttle crew ventured out Friday morning to finish installing fresh station batteries. It's the third spacewalk this week for the visiting astronauts. Spacewalkers Garrett Reisman and Michael Good will plug in...

4 years 3 months ago

Lessons from the Space Station

Sixth grade students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs are spending the remainder of the school year studying the International Space Station. Next week, the students will interview scientists and engineers familiar with the station as part of their project. Two engineers from Boeing and two...

4 years 4 months ago

Tweets in space!

It appears that social networking reaches even into space. This morning, before suiting up and stepping onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA Astronauts "tweeted" about their experience. Prior to the launch, mission specialist Clay Anderson wrote, "This might be last ground Tweet before launch...have to pack and ready for suit...

4 years 9 months ago

Astronauts get extra moving time at space station

The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex are getting some extra moving time. Space shuttle Atlantis has been declared free of any worrisome launch damage. That means the crewmen won't need to conduct another detailed inspection of their ship until after they leave the International Space Station. They will fill the...

4 years 9 months ago

Cargo-laden shuttle arrives at space station

After making a 360-degree inspection flip in orbit, the space shuttle Atlantis delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station on Wednesday. Astronaut Nicole Stott, a space station resident for the past two and a half months, was thrilled to see her ride home. She spotted Atlantis from...

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