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VIDEO REPORT: America’s ability to deliver & return ISS cargo has been RESTORED thanks to SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule

The SpaceX Dragon capsule parachuted back to Earth Sunday afternoon with 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old equipment from the International Space Station. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: See the shadow of the moon on the surface of the Earth from the ISS

As the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun, causing a rare solar eclipse, International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit captured imagery of the shadow cast on Earth on May 20th, 2012. Using filters that only pass light when … Continue reading

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The US Air Force extends mission for the X-37B Space plane; Landing Date TBD

The US Air Force is extending the mission of an experimental robotic space plane that’s been circling the Earth for the last nine months. The pilotless X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle, … Continue reading

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The Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity) was launched from the Kennedy Space Center today

NASA’s biggest and most-expensive robotic rover has blasted off from Cape Canaveral today on a voyage of discovery. The Mars Science Laboratory probe, nicknamed Curiosity, is the size of a SUV and is scheduled to arrive at the mineral-rich Martian ‘Gale Crater‘ … Continue reading

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