First SpaceX Dragon Re-Use Mission Grounded until Saturday by Unsettled Weather

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon SpX-11 spacecraft had to be scrubbed on Thursday due to unfavorable weather conditions at Florida’s Space Coast with two lines of storms just inland from the Kennedy Space Center where the two-stage launch vehicle was being fueled for liftoff.

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Soyuz Spacecraft set for Pre-Sunset Landing with Two Space Station Crew Members

A two-man crew is gearing up for their return to Earth after spending 197 days in space, making over 3,000 orbits around the planet. Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet are set for an early evening landing in south-central Kazakhstan on Friday

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Falcon 9 checks off Static Fire Test ahead of First Dragon Re-Use Mission to ISS

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket – still missing its Dragon spacecraft – rumbled to life for a brief moment on Sunday atop its Kennedy Space Center launch pad for a hold-down engine test to clear the way for liftoff as early as Thursday on the company’s second ISS resupply mission of 2017.

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Milestone 200th ISS Spacewalk sees Astronauts Race Against the Clock

A busy end-of-week spacewalk was performed outside the International Space Station on Friday by NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer – racing through their task list after the EVA was shortened to four hours due to an airlock-related problem that prevented the crew’s space suits from fully charging their batteries.

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China’s Tianzhou-1 Cargo Vehicle Completes First In-Space Refueling Test

China successfully completed its first refueling exercise in orbit between the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, marking the completion of the last crucial demonstration before the country can begin the deployment of its planned modular Space Station currently expected to start in 2018.

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Cygnus Cargo Ship Captured by Space Station for Three-Month Stay & Critical Science Delivery

Booked for a three month stay, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-7 cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, hauling nearly 3,500 Kilograms of supplies to the orbiting laboratory to support dozens of scientific experiments, ISS maintenance, and an unprecedented CubeSat constellation for the exploration of a largely unknown region of Earth’s atmosphere.

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