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International Space Station

Orbital Cargo Ship Departs Space Station

Washington (AFP) — Orbital Sciences Corporation’s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship left the International Space Station Friday on its way to a fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. The spacecraft was released from the orbiting lab at 6:40 a.m,. NASA said in a live broadcast of the event. “Cygnus is free of the International Space Station,” a […]

August 15, 2014

Orbital Cargo Ship Reaches International Space Station

Washington (AFP) — Orbital Sciences Corporation’s unmanned cargo ship arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station carrying a load of food and equipment for the six-man crew at the research outpost. The vessel called Cygnus was grabbed by the space station’s robotic arm at 6:36 am (1036 GMT) and will complete its latch-on operation to […]

July 16, 2014

It’s Germany vs. U.S… In Low-Earth Orbit

Paris (AFP) — In space, no-one can hear you scream ‘GOOAAALLL!’ But this did not deter German and U.S. astronauts from facing off in a zero-gravity kickabout aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ahead of their countries’ earthly World Cup encounter. A video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday shows Alexander Gerst […]

June 26, 2014

Photo Of The Day — December 27th

This December 24, 2013 NASA TV still image shows astronaut Mike Hopkins(L) on the robotic arm holding a spare pump during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station

December 27, 2013

As Atlantis Lands, Space Shuttle Era Comes to a Close

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears. A record crowd of 2,000 gathered near the landing strip, thousands more packed Kennedy Space Center and countless others […]

July 21, 2011